Composition of the National Commission on Sustainable Development
During the term 2016-2019, the Commission is chaired by Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, and Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen serves as its vice-chair.
The composition of the Commission has been extended so that the deputy members have been appointed from a different organisation than the regular members with the exception of Government, Parliament, ministries, Government of Åland and Sámi Parliament. The aim of this change is to involve actors from a wider variety of different organisations in the Commission's work. The members represent the different sectors of society and stakeholders in a versatile manner. The Secretary-General of the Development Policy Committee has been invited to function as the permanent expert. The members fulfil the requirements set out in section 4a of the Equality Act (232/2005).
The Secretary-General of the Commission is Ministerial Adviser Annika Lindblom from the Ministry of the Environment, and the Deputy Secretary-General is Ministerial Adviser Marja Innanen from the Prime Minister's Office.
The Commission convenes in theme meetings about twice a year and organises different seminars and meetings.