Research Associate / RMIT University
Victoria, Australia (Originally from Finland)
Niina is a sustainability professional working at the interface of science and policy. Her passion to protect the environment was ignited by growing up surrounded by Central Finland’s forests and led her to study environmental sciences at University of Jyväskylä. Then she examined bioenergy policy planning at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (Italy), completing her PhD at Lund University (Sweden). Since moving to Melbourne, Niina has supported building of more sustainable and resilient cities in the face of climate change through research, policy advice and facilitating a low carbon living project in her municipality. As a snow lover, she would love to ski with penguins in Antarctica!