Dr. Tuomas Ylä-Anttila is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, University of Helsinki. He is the Chair of the Board of the 14-country Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks (COMPON) research effort and PI of four ongoing research projects on policy networks and discourse networks in climate change politics. Through these research projects he has developed a strong substantial expertise in the role of policy networks and discourse networks in climate change policy making, as well as methodological expertise in social network analysis. The projects have yielded several peer-reviewed articles in top international journals, including the British Journal of Sociology, Public Administration, Policy Studies Journal and Global Environmental Change. Dr. Ylä-Anttila is a co-investigator in Work Package 6, Perceptions of Climate Change and Social Futures.