Compared to other arctic societies, relatively little is known about how ongoing environmental changes on land, sea and ice are viewed by the population in Greenland. The national Greenlandic Perspectives Survey (n=646 participants, July 2018 – January 2019) finds that majorities of residents believe climate change is happening, say they have personally experienced the effects and think the issue is personally important to them. People are more likely to think that climate change will harm than benefit them. The report below provides the first national estimates of residents’ climate change beliefs, experiences, risk-opportunity perceptions and emotional responses, as well as views on recent sea ice changes, glacial changes, climate change impacts, societal adaptation, and climate and environment policy preferences.
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