The impacts of climate change differ between different parts of the Arctic (e.g. on Baffin Bay / Davis Strait region: AMAP 2018). Hence also views on climate adaptation and any countermeasures may differ. In research on climate interventions, the need to involve Arctic (and other) local residents and indigenous groups has been noted (e.g. Corry 2017), but thus far few studies exist. Wibeck et al. (2015) conducted a study in Sweden, Carr and Yung (2018) compared views on climate engineering in South Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, and North American Arctic, and Buck et al. (2019) co-produced scientific knowledge on solar geoengineering in Finnish Lapland. These do not yet constitute an Arctic view on traditional solar geoengineering, and in the case of targeted interventions and ice sheet conservation the question is very different anyway.
Studying ice sheet conservation in Greenland requires the inclusion of community viewpoints and impacts assessments in the ice sheet conservation designs. Also the decision-making on any deployment of targeted interventions would be in the hands of Greenlanders as the deployment is within the national jurisdiction (Moore et al. 2020). Co-production of knowledge will take place by a three-stage research design, where researchers/scientists and locals co-produce knowledge on different designs of ice sheet conservation for incorporating local interests and concerns.
Photo: Ilona Mettiäinen. Statue "Longline fishermen", to honor fishermen who fish in the sea and on the ice in Ilulissat, Greenland, on the occasion of Ilulissat’s 275th Anniversary in 2016.