Greenlandic Perspectives on Climate Change 2018–2019: Results from a National Survey

University of Greenland and University of Copenhagen. Kraks Fond Institute for Urban Research

101 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2020

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Kelton Minor

University of Copenhagen, Center for Social Data Science; University of California, Berkeley | Global Policy Lab

Gustav Agneman

University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics

Navarana Davidsen

University of Greenland

Nadine Kleemann

University of Copenhagen

Ulunnguaq Markussen

University of Greenland

David Dreyer Lassen

University of Copenhagen

Minik Rosing

University of Copenhagen

Date Written: August 12, 2019

Abstract

This report presents the findings from the Greenlandic Perspectives Survey (GPS), a nationally representative survey of residents’ views of environmental changes and Greenland’s future in a changing climate. The survey was conducted by the University of Copenhagen, the University of Greenland, Kraks Fond Institute for Urban Research and Greenland Perspective. With statistical support from Statistics Greenland, surveys were randomly allocated to residents living in randomly selected towns and settlements across Greenland’s municipalities and geographic regions, as well as Nuuk and Upernavik. 646 residents in Greenland (~1.5% of the adult population) took the survey from July 2018 - January 2019. Average margin of error: +/- 3 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. Additional details about the sampling method can be found in the appendix of the report. The research was funded by Kraks Fond Institute for Urban Research, with additional support provided by Greenland Perspective and the Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science. Several filmed interviews were conducted in each location which can also be viewed online:

Film 1: Greenlandic Perspectives on Climate Change (6:14)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZzryLDOp8w (English subtitles)
https://youtu.be/OG5eS2tDpuk (Danish subtitles)

Film 2: On and Off Thinning Ice (5:24)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlGDEibM0eA (English Subtitles)
https://youtu.be/VJcQMQT-LTA (Danish subtitles)

Read the report in Greenlandic via Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland)
https://uni.gl/media/5167894/greenlandic_perspectives_climate_change_report_greenlandic_highres.pdf

Keywords: Climate Change, Greenland, Climate Adaptation, Climate Impacts, Environmental Social Science, National Survey

Suggested Citation

Minor, Kelton and Agneman, Gustav and Davidsen, Navarana and Kleemann, Nadine and Markussen, Ulunnguaq and Lassen, David Dreyer and Rosing, Minik, Greenlandic Perspectives on Climate Change 2018–2019: Results from a National Survey (August 12, 2019). University of Greenland and University of Copenhagen. Kraks Fond Institute for Urban Research, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3667214

Kelton Minor (Contact Author)

University of Copenhagen, Center for Social Data Science ( email )

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Copenhagen, København DK-1165
Denmark

University of California, Berkeley | Global Policy Lab ( email )

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Berkeley, CA 94720
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Gustav Agneman

University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics ( email )

København
Denmark

Navarana Davidsen

University of Greenland ( email )

Nadine Kleemann

University of Copenhagen ( email )

Nørregade 10
Copenhagen, København DK-1165
Denmark

Ulunnguaq Markussen

University of Greenland ( email )

David Dreyer Lassen

University of Copenhagen ( email )

Minik Rosing

University of Copenhagen ( email )

Nørregade 10
Copenhagen, København DK-1165
Denmark

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