Niklas Kaskeala

President, Protect Our Winters Finland

Niklas is an environmental campaigner with a mission to get more people engaged in solving our environmental problems. A strong background in different environmental and development NGO’s, working especially on policy level advocacy and campaigning.

 

He is the founder of Protect Our Winters Finland, the Finnish affiliate of the international Protect Our Winters movement. The mission is to engage and mobilize the snowsports community to lead the fight against climate change. They focus on educational initiatives, advocacy, community-based activism and working together with the snowports industry.

 

He believes we can only be successful in tackling our current environmental problems, most importantly climate change, if we engage people and businesses to demand systemic changes in our societies. A strong believer in multi-stakeholder campaigns and advocacy that inspire people to become more active. His expertise is in different types of advocacy, campaigning, fundraising as well as bringing NGO’s, social movements and businesses together to work towards common goals.

 

He also works as the Executive Director of the Finnish Foundation for Media and Development VIKES. VIKES is a journalists’ solidarity organisation devoted to supporting freedom of expression around the world.