Scientist: Jari Lyytimäki

Jari Lyytimäki profile pictureDr Jari Lyytimäki is a senior researcher with the Environmental Policy Centre, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and an adjunct professor at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He has studied various aspects of environmental communication, including sustainability indicators, risk communication and environmental humour. Currently he leads a work package focusing on media coverage of climate and energy issues under the project Towards deliberative climate and energy foresight (DECENT)

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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.