Climate Change perception models: a systematic literature review Protocol

Document Type : Review Article(s)


1 Semnan university of medical sciences.

2 Health information management, Assistant professor, Social determinants of health research center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran

3 shahid beheshti university of medical sciences,

4 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.



Introduction: The impacts of climate change can have many facets and these threats are not directly felt. Climate change causes significant political, economic and social problems in our world. Inadequate public perceptions of climate change have resulted in little global response to climate change.

Objectives: This systematic review protocol examines existing perception models.

Methods and Materials: First, we searched 3 databases including PubMed, Scopus, and web of science, and also Google scholar as a search engine for all documents on topic words "Climate Change" AND “Risk Perception” AND “Model” and their synonyms in the MESH. All article types in journals would be assessed. No date and language limitations were applied. The articles would be evaluated by two independent persons.

Results: Results show that in recent years the number of studies on climate risk perception across countries has increased compared to the total number of scientific publications. In addition, the number of climate change risk perceptions was higher than in other models.

Conclusion: Our findings showed that up till now, no systematic review for the models, features, and components of climate change perception has been done. This is the first comprehensive study to assess the models of climate change risk perception. This study will provide climate change perception models.


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