The psychological distance of climate change: How farmers are perceiving and responding to climate change and its policies

Organisator Knowledge Technology and Innovation

wo 11 november 2015 12:30 tot 13:15

Locatie Leeuwenborch, building number 201
Hollandseweg 1
6706 KN Wageningen
Zaal/kamer C70

Meredith Niles (University of Vermont, USA)

Agriculture is both a potential victim and contributor to climate change. Ensuring food security in the future while minimizing environmental impacts from agriculture will fundamentally involve farmers who can be a key asset. But what do farmers think of climate change and how might they respond? Is climate change a perceived threat? This talk examines farmer perspectives of climate change, concerns for the future, potential behaviour changes, and support for climate change policies among farmers in California and New Zealand.