Prime Minister of Finland, Sanna Marin, plans to double its resource efficiency and circularity rate by 2035. Finland has some of the most ambitious climate targets in the world – it intends to be climate neutral by 2035. This bold strategy identifies the central role technological innovation can play in finding scalable alternatives to fossil fuels. But technology alone cannot solve the climate crisis – governments around the world need to create policy frameworks that enable the green transition. This is one of a series of articles written by Young Global Leaders with action-oriented ideas to improve the state of the world by 2030. Climate change and biodiversity loss are the most pressing challenges of our time, so all responsible political leaders must offer long-term policies for confronting them effectively. We need clear strategies based on achievable targets, and we must be bold in deploying all means at our disposal. In particular, any credible climate strategy must take proper account of technological innovation. With the goal of becoming climate neutral by 2035 and carbon negative (removing more atmospheric carbon than is emitted) soon thereafter, Finland’s climate targets are among the most ambitious in the world. My country aims to […]

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