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WWF analysis of climate change may become a background for development of regional climate passports

25 november 2020
WWF Russia and WWF Germany have presented in Vladivostok the International Open Online Course “Climate Change: Risks and Challenges”. WWF encourages students and a wider audience to learn to understand the causes of climate change, regions of Russia to be prepared for an increase in dangerous meteorological phenomena and measure of adaptation, and the world to follow at least a moderate scenario of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

Presentation of MOOK in Vladivostok
WWF Russia
Leading Russian climatologists presented MOOC and lectures on climate change in the world, in Russia and in Primorsky province in Vladivostok: Alexey Kokorin, Ph.D., director of the Climate and Energy Program of WWF Russia, and Grigory Yulkin, an expert on climate change, representative of the Russian delegation at the UN Convention on Climate Change.
For additional information please contact
Director of WWF-Russia Amur branch