What to expect from the climate? Arkhangelsk hosted a series of lectures for teachers, students and general public
The climate change-related challenges are of concern in our country: hazardous weather events have increased two-fold over the past 20 years, and there is evidence to believe that their frequency may increase in the 21st century. The issues of resilience are therefore as high on the agenda as never before.
WWF Russia is set to increase the public awareness of climate change. One format for it is the interactive class for school students titled Climate Change in Russia. Launched past year, it has been joined by 3,000+ teachers and volunteers in different parts of the country and covered 60,000+ school students.
For more mature audience – universities and general public – there is a dedicated massive open online course (MOOC) with “Russian series” of Climate Change lectures that provides more detailed insights into the climate change trends and forecasts for Russia and its select group of regions.
The course materials are available at изменениеклимата.рф.
The lectures by Dr. Alexey Kokorin, Head of WWF Russia Climate and Energy Program of and Russia’s leading climate researcher, have aroused special interest among Arkhangelsk’s students and faculty staff. In his presentation, Dr. Kokorin laid special focus on what the cause-and-effect relationships of climate change mean for the northern areas.
The events have been made possible thanks to Raising climate change awareness among the youth in northern regions, a project run by WWF Russia and WWF Germany with the support from the European Commission.