Oras in English

I am Oras Tynkkynen, a senior advisor, consultant, city councillor and deputy Member of Parliament. I have an MSSc from Tampere University and I live in Tampere and Brussels.

I represented the Greens in the Finnish Parliament from 2004 until 2015. Within the Green group, I was in charge of climate and energy policy and served as the the group leader. From 2007 until April 2011, I served as a climate policy specialist in the Prime Minister’s Office and was in charge of writing the government foresight report on climate and energy policy. From 2014 until 2019 I was also a deputy Member of the European Parliament.

I first got involved with politics in local elections in 1996 as an 18-year-old high school student. Parliamentary elections I contested for the first time when I was 21. I became the youngest and first openly gay member of the Finnish parliament in 2004.

I have been involved in non-governmental organisations since I was about 14. In 1996 I was one of the founding members of Friends of the Earth Finland and served as a vice-chairperson for two years.

I moved to Tampere after living for 15 years in Jyväskylä. In spring 2000 I lived for three months in New Delhi, India. I have also lived in Helsinki and Brussels.

I have also worked for media, academia, NGOs and companies, for instance as a publications editor in the Service Centre for Development Cooperation and as a journalist for the Finnish Broadcasting Company radio news. Currently I work as a Senior Advisor at the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and in my own climate and sustainability consultancy Tyrsky.

When I have time, I like to hang out with friends, travel, listen to music, watch movies, cook and read. To balance the long hours sitting at the computer or in meetings, I walk, ride a bike, go jogging or do HIIT training at home.

Some things I enjoy: Iceland, David Lynch movies, wind power, beans and lentils, Barbapapa, Björk, Japanese language, fast trains, science fiction and Aphex Twin.

Contact information
e-mail firstname@iki.fi
phone +358 50 512 1584
Twitter @orastynkkynen

External links
LinkedIn profile
Wikipedia article