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Public Perception of Climate Risk: The Case of Greece

  1. Environmental Consultant at Avenvi consulting, Athens, Greece
  2. University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki 540 06, Greece
Version 1 : Received: 5 August 2016 / Approved: 6 August 2016 / Online: 6 August 2016 (04:59:47 CEST)

How to cite: Voskaki, A.; Tsermenidis, K. Public Perception of Climate Risk: The Case of Greece. Preprints 2016, 2016080058 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0058.v1). Voskaki, A.; Tsermenidis, K. Public Perception of Climate Risk: The Case of Greece. Preprints 2016, 2016080058 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0058.v1).

Abstract

Even though Greece is considered a vulnerable region in terms of climate hazards, public perception and attitude do not always identify climate change as an important environmental area of concern, especially when compared to socio-economic issues. The key issue of this paper is to investigate and analyse public perception in Greece as regards to climate change risk. Through a questionnaire survey this paper analyses trends that exist, peoples’ opinion and awareness with regards to climate risk and how willing they are to change current lifestyle, to pay or to act to minimize or to prevent the risk. Conventional wisdom of this paper is to highlight factors that influence individual perception and point out drivers of behavior change that can support efficiently future adaptation plans.

Subject Areas

climate risk; climate change; public perception

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