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European peacock butterfly
The European peacock butterfly (Aglais io), which overwinters as an adult, has advanced its flight time in spring. Photo: Mikko Kuussaari.

Butterflies and moths have difficulty adjusting to a rapidly changing climate 

Press Release June 10 2021
Climate change exerts great pressure for change on species and biodiversity. A recent study conducted by the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Environment Institute indicates that the few moth and butterfly species (Lepidoptera) capable of adjusting to a changing climate by advancing their flight period and moving further north have fared the best in Finland. In contrast, roughly 40% of Lepidoptera species have not been able to respond in either way, seeing their populations decline.

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Eeva Primmer and Eeva Furman: What is the role of knowledge and knowledge producers in sustainability transition?

Sustainability transition requires addressing wicked complex bundles of problems and new unforeseen risks. Sustainability transition redistributes benefits and impacts - and forces us to give up our old ways of doing. This is why we need a transition also in the way we conduct and deliberate research l, write eeva Primmer and Eeva Furman in their Ratkaisuja blog.

Successes of Finland's waste management

High-quality waste management solutions are prerequisite for preserving a safe and clean living environment. The video represents successes of Finland's waste management.

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CIRCnews - Finland towards circular economy: The Circwaste Newsletter 1/2021.
The transition to a circular economy requires regional data and quantitative targets for decision-making. The regions and municipalities emerge as key actors in facilitating a socially just transition towards a circular economy. Now published Circwaste interim report shows the results of the EU Life funded project so far.
"In this newsletter you will find out more about the Circwaste project and some of the recent highlights from our work", says Project Leader Tuuli Myllymaa from the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE.

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SYKE Policy Brief: Environmental impact needs to be considered in nutrition recommendations
Increasing the proportion of vegetables, legumes, and fish in the diet helps ease climate change, eutrophication of the Baltic Sea and inland waters, and the decline of biodiversity.
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