The Impacts and Risks of Climate Change and the Urgency of their Solution in the Town of Ružomberok and its Environs Cover Image

Vnímanie dopadov a rizík zmeny klímy a naliehavosti ich riešenia na území mesta Ružomberok a jeho okolia
The Impacts and Risks of Climate Change and the Urgency of their Solution in the Town of Ružomberok and its Environs

Author(s): Mária Kozová, Iveta Štecová, Alfréd Kaiser
Subject(s): Environmental Geography, Environmental interactions
Published by: VERBUM - vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku
Keywords: Consequences of climate change; Town of Ružomberok; Interviews; Questionnaires; Adaptation and mitigation measures;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to identify ongoing and expected climate change impacts in Ružomberok and its environs, assess the urgency to solve them and propose a framework set of adaptation measures. In the first part of the research we analyzed the natural and socio-economic conditions of the town and evaluate the mitigation and adaptation measures related to the impacts and risks of climate change impacts, which the town has already proposed in the approved strategic documents. In the second part of our research, we conducted a pilot survey in the form of interviews with experts from the local self-government, local state government, the academic, private and third sectors, and by filling out questionnaires with identical questions with the students of the Faculty of Education of the Catholic University in Ružomberok. The survey focused on the perception of the significance of the impacts and risks of the consequences of climate change and the urgency of their solution on the territory of Ružomberok and its surroundings. The survey has provided a number of other valuable information from additional questions, about what anthropogenic activities in the town of Ružomberok and its surroundings increase the negative impacts and effects of climate change, how the cooperation of several entities is applied in the implementation of adaptation measures, and whether support from the side of the public is provided. On the basis of the obtained results, we have developed a framework proposal of measures for adapting the town of Ružomberok to climate change, which could complement already approved mitigation and adaptation measures.

  • Issue Year: XVII/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 81-108
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Slovak