Juha Kotilainen

External expert


I have always been interested in how humans interact with each other and with the environment. Environmental conflicts can make us rethink these relationships, as they highlight the different interests, needs and ideological differences between the different groups. It did not take me long to find Akordi, when I was looking for an actor that was offering solutions in this challenging field.

I graduated from an international master’s program on Environmental Policy and Law from the University of Eastern Finland. In my thesis, I studied how environmental disasters can affect policy change. Previously I have worked in the mining sector, which is also one of the subjects I have researched during my time with Akordi.