WWF analysis of climate change may become a background for development of regional climate passports
Climate change is one of the most serious global problems, very urgent for Russia. It impacts both natural conditions and the usual way of life of people. Over the past 20 years, the number of dangerous meteorological events in Russia has doubled, the rise of temperature is about 2.5 times higher than the average for the globe, and in the 21st century these trends will continue and grow stronger.
On November 19-20, the International Massive
Open Online Course (MOOC) and Russian lectures on the “Climate Change” topic for
universities and a wide audience were presented in Vladivostok during online
press conference at WWF Russia Amur branch office and at a combined offline and
online seminar at the Vladivostok State University of Economy and Service. The
conversation about climate change and socio-economic consequences above the ice
storm in Vladivostok - a rare natural phenomenon that brought a lot of problems
to people and nature - was more relevant than ever.
The International Massive Open Online Course
(MOOC) “Climate Change: Risks and Challenges”
was developed by the German Climate Consortium and WWF Germany, translated into
Russian and supplemented with teaching materials for the Russian-speaking
audience by the Northern (Arctic) Federal University and the Association “National
Arctic Scientific and Educational Consortium” with the participation of WWF
Russia. In this course, leading German experts look at the problem from
different angles - physical, economic and social. It is important that
WWF-Russia prepared a package of additional lectures on Climate
Change in Russia for this course, which details trends and forecasts for
Russia as a whole, as well as in the Arctic, the Barents Sea region, Altai and
the Far East. A specially published leaflet introduces a summary of the Massive
Open Online Course Climate Change: Risks and Challenges.