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

Organised by Knowledge Technology and Innovation

Wed 11 November 2015 12:30 to 13:15

Venue Leeuwenborch, gebouwnummer 201
Room 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.