Over the last year or so, a group of us – including academics from NCAS and Leeds, Manchester Met and Cardiff Universities, as well as the climate charities 10:10 and Climate Outreach – have been taking stock of what we know about public engagement with climate change, and how to communicate about it in the
The Climate Communication Project has successfully run its course, and our guidance for how to be more engaging when communicating about climate has been published, but we would like our journey and experiences to create a lasting impact on the climate communications field. To share the lessons we’ve learned along the way, the challenges we
Over the last three decades, reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have made it increasingly clear that wide-scale societal and political changes are required to ensure a sustainable, resilient future. Such transformational changes are reliant on a strong platform of public support, and highlight the growing role that climate change communication has to
Over the last decade, the level of interest in climate change communication has grown rapidly – there’s now a huge number of people, organisations and institutions involved in the theory and practice of public engagement. In part, the enthusiasm for public engagement has come from the realisation that without significant and sustained public support, technological
The Climate Communication Project is a collaboration between academics and practitioners working on public engagement with climate change. Through an ‘audit’ of UK capacity and expertise on climate change communication, a synthesis of key research findings, and by listening to a range of community groups’ views and needs, we’re producing a new resource that will help
The Climate Communication Project will be sharing resources, asking questions and collecting information online. To help us reach science communicators, you can use the hashtag #theclimatecommsproject when talking about our project or sharing our resources.
The Climate Communication Project received funding from the Natural Environment Research Council as part of the Engaging Environments opportunity announced in July 2017. Our main body of work will be taking place throughout 2018. Our project partners and leadership team are working together through online and in-person workshops to carry out our three objectives. Below,