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On November 9-10, the IKBFU hosted the Russian-German international seminar Climate Change: Impacts, Risks, and Public Perception. The seminar was organised by the IKBFU and the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.
The seminar focused on regional impacts of climate change, mitigation of its consequences and climate protection. Researchers from the two universities agreed to prepare a report on climate change in the Kaliningrad region and discuss its impact on the lives of the region’s residents.
Prof Galina Barinova, IKBFU:
We are planning to launch a website on climate change in our region collate our research results and continue our discussion on this acute topic.
Prof Manfred Frühauf, Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany:
Both specialists and general public should discuss climate problems. Unfortunately, many climate problems have had negative consequences, for instance, a decline in biodiversity.
Prof Gennady Fedorov, Director of the Institute of Nature Management, Spatial Development, and Urban Planning, IKBFU:
‘It is important to consider climate change when developing regional strategies. For example, in a book I wrote some years ago, I mentioned that the average January temperature in our region was -4 °C but today it is -3 °C’.
Prof Evgeny Krasnov, IKBFU:
We have to liberate ourselves from many erroneous ideas. For instance, climate will not always warm. It is important to take into account regional phenomena. For instance, in Thailand, this winter will be the coldest for many years.