Greenlandic Perspectives on Climate Change 2018 to 2019

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Local observations
Wildlife observations
Environmental features & use
Marine conditions
Food security and sovereignty
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About this product

The Greenlandic Perspectives on Climate Change Survey report provides the first national estimates of residents’ climate change beliefs, experiences, risk-opportunity perceptions and emotional responses, as well as views on recent sea ice changes, glacial changes, climate change impacts, societal adaptation, and climate and environment policy preferences. 

From July 2018 to January 2019, an international team of Greenlandic, American, Swedish and Danish researchers from the University of Greenland, University of Copenhagen, Greenland Perspective and Kraks Fond Institute for Urban Research conducted the first Greenlandic Perspectives Survey (GPS), a nationally representative survey of Greenlandic residents’ views about environmental changes and Greenland’s future. In partnership with 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 the self-representing locations of Nuuk and Upernavik. 646 residents in Greenland (~1.5 percent of the adult population) took the survey from July 2018 to January 2019. The margin of error is +/- 3 percent at the 95 percent confidence level. Additionally, filmed interviews were conducted in each location.

Greenlandic Perspectives on Climate Change: Two Short Films
Language: Greenlandic (and a little Danish)
Subtitle Options: Danish OR English

Film 1: (6:14)
Danish Subtitles 
English Subtitles 

Film 2: (5:24)
Danish Subtitles 
English Subtitles 

For more information, please contact:

Kelton Minor

Minik Thorleif Rosing