Pekka Timonen

Mayor of Lahti, European Green Capital 2021

Pekka Timonen is the mayor of Lahti since 2018. Lahti is the leading green city in Finland, a pioneer of smart, sustainable solutions and was chosen as the European Green Capital in 2021. The city already demonstrated its commitment to climate goals by phasing out coal completely and pledging to become a carbon-neutral city by 2025 as the first major city in Finland.