Scientist: Erkki Mervaala

Erkki Mervaala profile pictureErkki Mervaala is a researcher with the Environmental Policy Centre, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and a doctoral student at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Formerly a journalist, Mervaala studies the representations of climate change in the Finnish media and social media under the SYKE project NewsData, and works as a researcher and project communication specialist in the project “ORSI – Towards Eco-Welfare State”.

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Jari Lyytimäki & Erkki Mervaala about climate change & Covid-19 recovery

Interview with Dr Jari Lyytimäki, senior researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute, and Erkki Mervaala, researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute. In a recent study on the reporting of climate change in the Finnish media, you noted that coverage had seen a steep but not unprecedented drop during the early phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

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Not going back to the way things were: climate change and Covid-19 recovery

Over the past year, the Covid-19 crisis has caused us to reflect on how we interact with our natural environment. As the world plans recovery from the pandemic and this November’s COP26 Climate Change Conference looms into view, now may be a key juncture in understanding how to best align these priorities – something that could have implications not just for the world in general, but for the media too.