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Peat-mining area.

Acknowledging the past, looking to the future

Sustainability transitions call for swift action, but the identity and history of past livelihoods should also be acknowledged, says Simo Häyrynen, University Lecturer in environmental policy.

  • Text Risto Löf | Photos Varpu Heiskanen, Mostphotos

To be nostalgic is to be human. It is perfectly normal to get defensive about a change that will affect us and our everyday life.

Simo Häyrynen

University Lecturer in environmental policy

Häyrynen Simo in portrait.

Simo Häyrynen

University Lecturer