Anna Korppoo1; 1 Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway
Research project by the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Climate change in Russia’s Arctic: Perceptions, response, implications, investigates Russian perceptions and interpretations of climate change in the Arctic and responses in terms of policy and adaptive measures. Our key concept is knowledge. This presentation outlines our research on societal knowledge based on interview material. Our findings suggest that both anthropogenic and cyclical perceptions as the origins of climate change persist, and that benefits from climate change are still expected while climate science is perceived as the most important source of knowledge by educated Russian interviewees.