WWF RUSSIA PRESENTED "CLIMATE CHANGE: RISKS AND CHALLENGES" IN ALTAI
The presentation of the International Open Online Course "Climate Change: Risks and Problems" and lectures on climate change in the world, Russia and in Altai were held by WWF Russia and WWF Germany on December 23 for students of Gorno-Altai State University and the general public. The experts spoke about the trends, causes of climate change in the world, Russia and the Altai Republic. Leading Russian climatologists spoke to the students:
- Alexey Kokorin, Ph.D., Director of the Climate and Energy Program, WWF Russia
- Grigory Yulkin, an expert on climate change, representative of the Russian delegation at the UN Convention on Climate Change.
WWF Russia carried out a large-scale work on the collection and synthesis of scientific materials on climate change in the Primorsky Territory, the Altai Republic and the Kamchatka Territory within the framework of the project “Raising Climate Awareness in Siberia and the Far East”. The aim of the project is to raise the level of knowledge of the general public about the problem of climate change in the world.
The project is being implemented jointly with WWF Germany with the support of the German Foreign Ministry.
The lectures of the open online course are presented in a clear and simple form on the website: climate change.rf. Specialists of WWF Russia and partner organizations additionally recorded video lectures and developed materials that are posted on the WWF.RU website in the “LECTURES“ CLIMATE CHANGE IN RUSSIA ”: https://wwf.ru/what-we-do/climate-and-energy / lektsii-izmenenie-klimata . Here you can find a video lecture on trends in climate change in the Altai Republic over the past decades: https://wwf.ru/what-we-do/climate-and-energy/lektsii-izmenenie-klimata/#altay
During a lecture at GASU, climatologists examined the problem of climate change from all sides - physical, economic and social. They talked about trends and forecasts in the field of climate change for Russia as a whole, the Arctic, the Barents Sea region, the Far East. Special attention will be paid to forecasts of changes in Gorny Altai, which are possible if the climate continues to change as rapidly. Similar lectures were also held in December in Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
On the eve of the lecture, climatologists answered the questions of the journalists of Gorno-Altaysk.
Climate change is one of the most serious global problems, very urgent for Russia. In recent decades, both natural conditions and the usual way of life of people have changed. Over the past 20 years, the number of dangerous meteorological events in Russia has doubled, the temperature rise is observed about 2.5 times more than the global average, and in the 21st century these trends will continue and intensify.
The international massive online course "Climate Change: Risks and Challenges" was developed by experts from the German Climate Consortium and WWF Germany. Later, employees of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Association "National Arctic Scientific and Educational Consortium".
- WWF Climate Program: https://wwf.ru/what-we-do/climate-and-energy/
- About Alexey Kokorin: https://wwf.ru/about/people/aleksey-olegovich-kokorin/