MISSION: The Commission coordinates and promotes the activities of various sectors of society regarding implementation of sustainable development in accordance with the decisions of UNCED. It also gives advice on Finland's international cooperation towards sustainable development, in particular within the UN and CSD.
a. COMPOSITION (Number of members per sector):
Ministries and governmental agencies: 31 Non-Governmental Organizations: 8 Academic/Research Institutions: 2 Business/Productive Sector: 5 Others: 5 TOTAL NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 51
b. LIST OF MEMBERS/ORGANIZATIONS: CHAIR: Mr. Esko Aho, Prime Minister VICE-CHAIR: Ms. Sirpa Pietikäinen, Minister of the Environment VICE-CHAIR: Mr. Paavo Rantanen, Minister for Foreign Affairs EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: consists of the above mentioned and Mr. Iiro Viinanen, Minister of Finance Mr. Ole Norrback, Minister of Transport and Communication MEMBERS: Mr. Esko Aikio, Member, Saami Parliament Ms. Kaarina Buure-Hägglund, Legislative Director, Ministry of Justice Mr. Anders Eriksson, Member of the Åland Provincial Government Mr. Henrik Ehrnrooth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaakko Pöyry Group Ms. Kirsti Eskelinen, Deputy Director General, Ministry for Foreign Affairs Mr. Jarkko Eskola, Director General, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Mr. Leif Fagernäs, Director General, Ministry for Foreign Affairs Mr. Björn Grönholm, Planner, Finnish Youth Cooperation Allianssi Ms. Laura Hakoköngäs, Executive Director, Finnish Greenpeace Mr. Seppo Havu, Director, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Mr. Timo Helle, Chairman, Finnish Association for Nature Conservation Mr. Risto Isomäki, Vice-Chairman, Service Centre for Development Cooperation Mr. Timo Kietäväinen, Director General, Central Organization of Municipalities Mr. Jouko Könnölä, Special Adviser, Ministry of Education Mr. Jouko Kostamo, Special Adviser, Forestry Centre Tapio Mr. Kari Kourilehto, Director General, Ministry of the Environment Ms. Tellervo Kylä-Harakka-Ruonala, Director, Confederation of Finnish Industries Mr. Pertti Laine, Director, Central Association of Finnish Forest Industries Mr. Reino Lampinen, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Transport and Communications Mr. U.B. Lindström, Executive Secretary, Finnish Committee for UNICEF Prof. Martti Markkula, Chair, Environment Council Ms. Marjatta Melto, Secretary of Education Policies, Teachers' Union Mr. Matti Neimi, Director General, Ministry of Defense Mr. Olli Ojala, Director General, Ministry of the Environment Mr. Pekka Ojanen, Deputy Director General, Ministry for Foregn Affairs Mr. Pertti Paasio, Member of Parliament; Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee Ms. Meeri Palosaari, Environmental Expert, Finnish Women's Organizations Ms. Eeva-Liisa Räsänen, Member, Association of Environmental Journalists Mr. Esko Seppänen, Member of Parliament; Chair, Environment Committee Ms. Leena Simonen, Secretary General, Finnish Consumers' Association Mr. Heikki Sourama, Senior Financial Secretary, Ministry of Finance Mr. Pekka Tiainen, Special Planner, Ministry of Employment Mr. Markku Tornberg, Director, Central Association of Farm and Forestry Producers Mr. Taisto Turunen, Director General, Ministry of Trade and Industry Mr. Pekka Urjanheimo, Special Adviser, Ministry of the Interior Mr. Reino Uronen, Secretary General, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Mr. Markku Wallin, Environmental Secretary, Central Organization for Finnish Trade Unions EXPERTS: Mr. Heikki Salmi, Acting Director General, Statistics Finland Mr. Seppo Leppänen, Research Director, Economic Research Centre of Finland Director General (has not yet been appointed), National Board of Education Prof. Erkki Leppäkoski, Finnish Academy Mr. Kare Turtiainen, Director General, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute Mr. Kimmo Kiljunen, Director, Finnish Institute for Developing Countries Mr. Pentti Takala, Director General, National Board of Forestry Mr. Eero Paavilainen, Research Director, The Finnish Forest Research Institute Mr. Kaj Bärlund, Director General, National Board of Waters and the Environment Mr. Vilho Hirvi, Secretary General, Ministry of Education SECRETARIAT: Ms. Aira Kalela, Special Adviser, International Affairs; Secretary General of the Commission, Ministry of the Environment Ms. Outi Berghäll, Project Manager, Ministry of the Environment Ms. Siv Dahlin-Jansson, Head of Information, Ministry of the Environment Mr. Jaako Ellisaari, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Ms. Leena Karjalainen-Balk, Senior Adviser, Ministry of the Environment Ms. Camilla Lommi-Kippola, Senior Adviser, Ministry of the Environment Mr. Elias Lähdesmäki, Counsellor, Ministry for Foreign Affairs Ms. Tuire Nikulainen, Head of Education, Ministry of the Environment Ms. Marjo Nummelin, Project Secretary, Ministry of the Environment Ms. Hannele Nyroos, Senior Adviser, Ministry of the Environment Mr. Jaakko Ojala, Special Researcher, Ministry of Trade and Industry Mr. Pekka Patosaari, Director, Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry Ms. Maija Pietarinen, Senior Adviser, Ministry of the Environment Mr. Mikael Rehula, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Traffic and Communications Mr. Sauli Rouhinen, Senior Adviser, Ministry of the Environment Ms. Leena Salonen, Information Officer, Ministry of the Environment Mr. Seppo Sarkkinen, Special Adviser, Ministry of the Environment Ms. Anne Vasara, First Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs Ms. Minna Wilkki, Attache, International Affairs, Secretary of the Commission, Ministry of the EnvironmentADDITIONAL INFORMATION In addition to the above members, there are 41 alternates. The Commission has two permanent working groups, one on Public Relations and one on Education and Training, and ad hoc working groups on different issues. The Finland Agenda 21 is being prepared by the Commission.