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Online 30.1.2024

Commercial Opportunities to Decarbonize Los Angeles County

Date: Tuesday, 30 January, 2024 at 16:00-17:00 (EET)

Venue: Teams

The webinar language is English.

Register by 29 January

Further Information

Jennifer Tarkiainen
Senior Advisor, Business Finland North America
jennifer.tarkiainen (at)


Seppo Rantala

Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Finland,
seppo.rantala (at)



Daphne Wang

Project Manager, Delegations Business Finland (at)

California is one of the most advanced states in the U.S. in fighting climate change, backed by high electric vehicle sales, battery storage density, virtual power plant installations, hydrogen fueling stations, and adoption of many other climate-friendly technologies. Rapid growth in sustainable investments is expected to continue and opportunities are available for Finnish companies.

Team Finland has focused on Los Angeles as one of the key cities in the Business Finland Decarbonized Cities program and is now expanding commercial emphasis to the greater Los Angeles area (includes LA city plus surrounding 88+ municipalities), the world’s third-largest metropolitan economy. The greater LA area is estimated to spend more than $6 billion annually to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for a population of an estimated 18.5 million.

In this webinar on 30 January, we will share the latest market research on understanding the greater LA area market (size, local public & private players, budgets) and opportunity areas for Finnish companies. The research is focused on commercial activity related to decarbonizing sectors related to mobility, built environment, and energy.


  • Welcome
  • Los Angeles Green New Deal Highlights, Okko-Pekka Salmimies, Consul General of Finland, Los Angeles
  •  Resources for Finnish companies, Jennifer Tarkiainen, Senior Business Advisor, Business Finland & Seppo Rantala, Senior Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Finland
  • Summary of market research around Finnish opportunities & greater Los Angeles market, specifically related to mobility, energy, and built environment, Jukka Matikainen, Managing Director, Nordic Trading House
  • Q&A

Finnish companies interested in evaluating the greater LA market and finding local partners are encouraged to join. Previous research around the Los Angeles Green New Deal is also available by request.

The webinar is organized by Business Finland and the Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles.