Director (EU) , Clean Energy Transition

Anna-Maria Karjalainen

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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. 

“Decarbonization is center stage on the EU’s political agenda today, and the copper industry has a lot to contribute to this agenda. But, as Europe moves toward more holistic policymaking, it’s important to look at sustainability in a broad sense without forgetting the other facets of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG).”

Latest Resources from Anna-Maria Karjalainen

Revision of EU Electricity Market Design

Position Paper|Building & Renovating in an Energy and Resource Efficient Way
Anna-Maria Karjalainen

European Copper Institute position on the Commission proposal The current situation where EU electricity prices remain higher than in most other regions in the world is having a devastating impact…

In Euractiv, Anna-Maria Karjalainen, Director for Clean Energy Transition, Europe, discusses ‘Fit for 55’ climate policies and the industry’s ability to invest in decarbonisation

Anna-Maria Karjalainen

Sustainable infrastructure must be the core of the energy transition: EURACTIV shares more from Anna-Maria Karjalainen, ECI’s Director for Clean Energy Transition

External Link|Clean and Circular Economy
Anna-Maria Karjalainen

The consensus on the need for comprehensive action to mitigate climate change has never been stronger. The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes that “immediate,…

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