Terhi Lehtonen joined the Ministry of the Environment in July 2019 from the European Commission Directorate General for Climate Action. Before DG CLIMA, she advised the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament on environmental and climate policy for 14 years. From 2001−2003 she worked as the head of office for MEP Heidi Hautala in Brussels and Strasbourg. Lehtonen set up the European Office of the city of Turku, Finland, in Brussels in 1998 and represented the region in EU institutions until 2001.
Vice-Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Ministry of the Environment, Finland