Anna-Maria Karjalainen leads the European Copper Institute’s (ECI) Clean Energy Transition team where she develops and oversees strategic action plans for engagement with key stakeholders and policymakers in coordination with the Material Stewardship (MS) and Green and Healthy Buildings (GHB) programs. In this role, she promotes copper markets in the clean energy transition and identifies opportunities and challenges for copper arising from EU policymaking and regulations.
With more than 15 years of experience working with EU policymaking, Anna-Maria still finds the legislative process fascinating. Anna-Maria has led EU engagement campaigns for many sectors, from raw materials to financial services, giving her a well-rounded perspective on how the copper industry can work to make its voice heard in the EU process. With ECI, she is focusing on EU climate and energy policy, with specific attention on the “Fit for 55” legislative package and the proposals to revise the EU Emissions Trading System and set up a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism.