Obshchestvennye otsenki sotsial’’no-ekonomicheskikh posledstviy izmeneniya klimata po materialam Respubliki Tatarstan

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The results of a sociological survey aimed at identifying the views of experts and general public on
climate change in Tatarstan and Russia, as well as at the assessment of social, environmental and economic
impacts, and possible ways of minimizing the negative effects of climate change for the Republic of
Tatarstan, are discussed. The study was performed as a part of an interdisciplinary project, which targets
at studying the modern global and regional processes of climate change, their natural, social and environmental
impacts in the Volga Federal District. The results of the study highlighted that both experts and general
public related the awareness of vulnerability to climate anomalies with, on the one hand, the general feeling
unwell, the pressure swing and the emergence of new pathogenic viruses and bacteria, and, on the other
hand, with phenomena relating to different socio-economic characteristics of the Republic, i.e. hot weather,
cold weather, droughts, floods, large amount of precipitation, rising mean annual temperatures, soil freezing
etc. Certain advantages resulting from the climate change were revealed, such as the shorter heating period
or the longer period of vegetation. The increased environmental culture and environmental awareness of all
social agents, the economic and legal regulation, for example, in the case of cleaner production, and the
introduction of non-waste technologies are suggested as effective social adaptation measures. Negligence of
the federal and local authorities to climate change problems was also pointed out. The lack of regional
strategies to mitigate climate change and reduce its negative effects as well as poor harmonization in
addressing the problems associated with the climate policy could enhance social and economic risks in the
long term.


Translated title of the contributionPublic assessment of social and economic effects of climate change based on the case of the Republic of Tatarstan
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)33-41
Number of pages8
JournalMoscow University Herald - Geography Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2018

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