The project has a three-stage design.
In the 1st stage, a community workshop is organized, where the concept and modelling of ice sheet conservation for protecting the Jakobshavn Glacier are presented and locals’ views, concerns, and questions on climate change’s impacts and ice sheet conservation are collected in focus group discussions. Additional interviews are conducted on the impacts on local and national levels, and the youth art competition is launched.
Based on the community focus group discussions, in the 2nd stage, modelling is done based on findings from the 1st round of community discussions, and monetization possibilities (e.g. Payments for Ecosystem Services, PES) in Greenland for the conservation of the Jakobshavn Glacier are studied. A possible point of comparison to the PES approach could be compensations for forest owners for not logging forests important for tourism activities in Northern Finland.