Culturally mediated perceptions of climate change risks in New Zealand.

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Author: Smrithi Talwar
Date: Jan. 2021
From: Climatic Change(Vol. 164, Issue 1-2)
Publisher: Springer
Document Type: Report; Brief article
Length: 162 words

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Keywords: Climate change risk perceptions; Migrant perceptions of climate change risks; Culture theory of risk Abstract As New Zealand moves towards implementing measures under its new zero carbon climate change act, it is increasingly important to understand the differences in public perceptions of climate change risks, as these can significantly foster or hinder climate change decision-making. While there is some existing research on a range of stakeholder views, beliefs and values pertaining to climate change risks in New Zealand, this paper argues for a more nuanced appreciation for who the 'public' is in the country. In an increasingly multi-cultural society, cultural differences across local population groups in climate change risk perception as well as in terms of their varying information needs is relevant to improved science communication and ultimately to improved climate change planning and decision-making. Author Affiliation: (1) GNS Science Ltd, Avalon, New Zealand (a) s.talwar@gns.cri.nz Article History: Registration Date: 01/05/2021 Received Date: 07/26/2020 Accepted Date: 01/05/2021 Online Date: 01/23/2021 Byline:

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