How does GRISCO contribute to Agenda 2030 and the 17 sustainable development goals?
By reducing inequalities and providing Decent work via researching
alternative income sources in Greenland to e.g. mineral exploitation via
monetization of the ice sheet. This Climate Action is a unique
partnership with local people to conserve the ice sheet, that wants to
Improve individual and communities health and well being by helping
preserve local ways of life and empowering choice in designing their own
How does GRISCO contribute to improving equality between men and women?
will ensure gender balance when recruiting focus group participants and
other interviewees. This will be done for instance by paying attention
to the schedules of local livelihoods and their seasonalities, the
timing of the community workshops for enabling participation of
different demographic groups, including parents of young children. The
expertise of the University of Greenland and local collaborators will be
How does GRISCO contribute to improving
children and young people’s rights and living conditions? How will
children and/or young people be involved/participate in GRISCO?
shows that young people are very motivated to do something positive
about the climate crisis. They want to be constructive. This project
provides exactly that opportunity. The community workshops will be
designed to encourage participation of young people and children, e.g.
by working through schools and youth organisations and by choosing
collaboration methods that are interesting and appealing to Greenlandic
youth. Interpretation between Greenlandic, Danish and English will be
made available at the community workshops for enabling active
communication. We will organize a Greenlandic Youth Art competition on
illustrating their imaginaries on climate change and the expected or
imagined positive / negative outcomes of targeted intervention in the
Jakobshavn Glacier, Ilulissat region, and Greenland. A selection of
artworks will be displayed as a traveling exhibition in Greenland (venue
tbc) and at Arktikum Science Centre
How will GRISCO be phased out?
co-design and funding mechanism research will naturally reach a
conclusion - expected after 2 years of co-work. Any following steps will
depend on how welcoming the Greenland people and government are to the
How will GRISCO be evaluated?
Journal peer-review, 2) Ilulissat participation and interest, 3)
Greenland governmental interest, 4) International media and public
interest in ice sheet conservation. These can be assessed in policy
terms in the following years, however only after the project.