This contribution explores how climate change is presented in one of the most established Kazakhstani newspapers, Kazakhstanskaya Pravda. Using quantitative and qualitative frame analyses, we explore patterns of climate change communication through the focus on framing of climate science, consequences, and responsibilities. We argue that resource nationalism shapes climate discussion in Kazakhstan with climate change emerging as a state-controlled ‘resource’. We also identify that the coverage of national and international responsibilities is reflective of Kazakhstan’s geopolitical vulnerabilities arising from its ambiguous relationship with Russia as well as attempts at presenting itself as being at the front of global sustainable
We would like to thank Dr Imad El-Anis, Dr Ekaterina Kolpinskaya, Professor Anthony Zito as well as three anonymous reviewers for their invaluable comments on the earlier drafts of the paper.
- Climate change
- environmental communication
- Central Asia
- resource nationalism