Kick-off seminar on 23 September 2019
Large sectoral organisations such as the chemical, technology, forest and energy industries presented their roadmaps at an expert seminar organised by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment in Helsinki on 23 September 2019. The event attracted more than 120 representatives from various industry sectors and stakeholder groups.
“The sectoral roadmaps will accelerate the work to reduce industrial emissions. They help to ensure that the new industrial emission reduction measures will be sufficiently effective, yet realistic. These new low-emission solutions will offer Finnish companies significant opportunities for large-scale global business,” Minister of Economic Affairs Katri Kulmuni notes.
Discussion event for sectors with small and medium-sized greenhouse gas emissions on 19 September 2019
An event for sectors with small and medium-sized greenhouse gas emissions was organised to discuss the preparation of sectoral roadmaps in different sectors and to establish a common ground.
The ministries presented their respective plans for the preparation of roadmaps and described the central government’s needs. In addition, sectors that had already launched their work shared their ideas, as did the Confederation of Finnish Industries, which supports the roadmap work in its member organisations. As the name implies, the focus of the event was on discussion and exchange of views.
Discussion event on employees and competence needs on 7 November 2019
The decarbonisation of industries may involve changes for employees. At a discussion event organised by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, views were exchanged on future skills and competence needs, and on the employment impact of the transition.
After an introduction by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, several employee associations expressed their views. In addition, roadmap work carried out in one specific sector was explored in more detail, with both the employer and the employees providing their perspectives. Before the discussion, continuous learning was also addressed.