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Ari Huhtala - Deputy CEO – Policy and Programmes

Ari is an economist from Finland and he has spent most of his life in development work, first in the field of industrial development and technology/investment promotion and then specialising in environmental financing issues.

His experience includes UNDP in Hanoi and Dhaka, UNIDO headquarters in Vienna and Representative in Bangkok, manager for cleaner production financing at UNEP Paris, environmental advisor to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, and Team Leader for a KfW environmental credit line in Indonesia.

More recently he has worked at the Environment Department of the World Bank in Washington DC leading a cluster on climate finance acting as well as preparing for Rio+20. In May 2012 he joined the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) as Director of Policy and Programmes.

Ari Huhtala's content

OPINION: CDKN's live blog from COP22 - Marrakech, Morocco - Week One

Mini-blogs from CDKN commentators as events in Marrakech unfold during COP22. Many are calling this the 'implementation COP', where governments will discuss action on last year's Paris Agreement. [more]…

OPINION: Justice in the climate negotiations - and in the real world

Ari Huhtala argues that there is considerable potential to assess countries' global and national performance on climate action - through an equity lens. [more]…

OPINION: Response from CDKN's global, regional and country leads to Paris Agreement

Sam Bickersteth, CDKN’s Chief Executive, introduces commentary on the Paris Agreement from CDKN's teams around the world. [more]…

OPINION: Fiscal policies support climate compatible development

Fiscal policies play an important role in guiding investment decisions towards low emission and climate resilient options, report Sam Bickersteth and Ari Huhtala from the Green Growth Knowledge Platform Annual Conference. [more]…

NEWS: Our land is complaining

Discussions about climate change among developed world practitioners can seem far removed from the reality being felt on the ground by Africans, as CDKN’s Director of Policy and Programmes Ari Huhtala finds out in Ethiopia [more]…

FEATURE: On a mission to scale up green growth

CDKN’s Ari Huhtala, Director of Policy and Programme, reports on the Global Green Growth Forum’s progress to get green growth concepts into the mainstream [more]…

NEWS: CDKN launches Climate Finance Advisory Service

The Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) is a platform through which negotiators, policy makers and advisors in the poorest and most climate vulnerable countries can access bespoke information and guidance needed to effectively participate in complex global climate finance negotiations. [more]…

OPINION: Reflections on Rio - a response from CDKN

Ari Huhtala and Pippa Heylings bring us their summary of the outcomes of Rio+20 and where they see opportunities for CDKN to contribute to and support the future of climate compatible development. [more]…

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