Emma Sairanen is a young professional and an environmental activist, representing Finnish youth as Youth Delegate for Climate and Biodiversity. Currently, she is participating in the UN biodiversity negotiations as a member of the Finnish delegation and working at Sitra on Circular Economy for Biodiversity. While aiming to drive systemic change in the society, Emma is also an advocate of everyday actions as drivers of transformative change. Emma has among other things organized a vegan January month for friends, explored zero waste lifestyles, fallen in love with community gardening, learned to compost in an apartment building and more. In her work and activism Emma strives towards stubborn optimism.