The Coolest Music in the World

The live music climate roadmap sets shared climate goals for the industry, identifies themes for climate actions, and describes specific industry roles and key influence options. The goals are connected with Finland’s 2035 emission goal and IPCC’s 1.5-degree climate target.

Music and climate

Climate change is one of the biggest global crises of our time. Its impacts can already be seen in the day-to-day operations across the Finnish music sector, for example through rising prices of resources and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. The music industry needs a stable and functional society to be able to operate. Slowing down climate change is the only way to ensure that music can still be widely enjoyed in the next decades and centuries.

The music industry is also a strong opinion leader with a wide reach. This is why the sector’s green transition has significant importance.

Mission: Coolest music in the world

Climate has no borders, hence climate change is our shared challenge. Signatories of the Paris Agreement (2015) have committed to hold the increase in the global average temperature well below two degrees. Finland has committed to become carbon neutral by 2035. The live music climate objective is based on these two goals. 

Finland’s music sector wishes to assume a leading role in our journey towards carbon neutrality by 2035. This is why we have built and published a shared climate roadmap. We wield more influence than our sector’s size suggests, and we wish to show what a climate-savvy future can look like. The roadmap is constructed together and in collaboration with others.

Suomen musiikin toimijat haluavat toimia suunnannäyttäjinä matkalla kohti hiilineutraaliutta 2035. Tästä syystä olemme rakentaneet ja julkaisseet yhteisen ilmastotiekartan. Olemme kokoamme suurempi vaikuttaja ja haluamme näyttää, miltä ilmastoviisas tulevaisuus näyttää. Tiekarttaa toteutetaan yhdessä ja yhteistyössä.

Roadmap themes


Efficient and low-emission transportation

  • Travel and logistics are an integral part of live music, and at the same time a major source of emissions.
  • The music sector can make many different climate-savvy choices in order to cut down their logistic- and transport-related emissions.


Fossil fuel free and energy-saving options

  • Promoting energy efficiency saves both emissions and money.
  • Music industry operators can choose to be at the frontline in promoting intelligent, decentralised and local energy production.


More services, less goods

  • Overconsumption of natural resources is the root cause for biodiversity loss and greenhouse emissions.
  • Every euro spent by the music sector has an influence. 
  • Responsible consumption means opting for services instead of goods, making wise purchase choices, and engaging in sharing and circular economies.

Cultural change

Climate savvy is the new normal

  • Music speaks to a vast amount of people.
  • Music operators can create positive future visions and show what a good, climate-savvy life can look like.
  • Music industry operators can use their influence to set examples to speed up the change in the rest of society.