A struggle for change: The formation of a green-transition advocacy coalition in Finland

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  • Teresa Haukkala

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Finland aims to increase the share of renewable energy to over 50% of all energy consumption by 2030. Even more ambitious visions exist of a 100% renewable energy system by 2050. To spur the process, campaigns promoting renewable energy and a new association have been established, creating a new energy political advocacy coalition in Finland. This article studies the green-transition advocacy coalition's formation in the field of Finnish energy policy. The article identifies coalition actors’ core beliefs, and analyzes the coalition's impact on policy change. The coalition has certain values in common, but is nevertheless divided by different views. The green-transition coalition in Finland could potentially be an important change agent but its impact is weakened due to divergent views in relation to the actual energy transition.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-156
JournalEnvironmental Innovation and Societal Transitions
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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  • Advocacy coalitions, Agency, Change agent, Civil society, Energy transition, Finland

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