Kimmo Tiilikainen has previously acted as a member of parliament for 16 years and also held several ministerial positions. Combining environment and the economy is one of his guidelines, key elements being sustainability and circular economy. Tiilikainen was one of the EU’s ministerial negotiators of the Paris Agreement and signed it on behalf of Finland in 2016. He was one of the facilitators in the negotiations on adaptation to climate change when the Paris Rule Book was finalised. As a minister of energy, he implemented the Finnish climate policy by promoting both renewable energy and a ban on the use of coal.
Before joining the Ministry of Environment, she worked at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture as the administrative coordinator for academic affairs, extension and applied research. Prior to that, she served as an environmental audit and monitoring officer at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) for more than seven years and also as the alternate focal point for the Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, and the Nagoya Protocol focal point, where she managed different projects aiming at regulating access to the genetic resources. In her capacity as an environmental audit and monitoring officer, she conducted environmental audit activities for different projects under operation and monitored their compliance with environmental regulations.
She is a member of the African Women in science and Engineering. A Rwandan national, Beatrice holds a Master’s in biodiversity conservation from the University of Rwanda.-->