If there’s one thing about public engagement with climate change you can be certain about, it is that climate change doesn’t communicate itself. There is now a wealth of climate communication research, plus decades of practitioner expertise on public engagement to draw on. But how much agreement is there among climate communication specialists on what
As part of our community workshops in Manchester, the Climate Communication Project and the Manchester Climate Change Agency encouraged members of community groups to share their perspectives on climate change. Here, you can listen to these views.
As part of the Climate Communication Project we carried out a series of workshops with three different community groups, based in Manchester, Stockport and Bristol. The workshops involved open discussions about what climate change meant to these communities and how they perceived it to be communicated.
A survey of the climate communication community forms part of The Climate Communication Project and will allow us to understand how a range of specialists carry out their work, to share and promote best practice in the UK, and to point to areas where more investment and attention is needed. We are interested to hear
How do you get people to engage with climate change? Having a conversation about it is a hard sell at the best of times. As importantly (and this is where it gets tricky right off the bat), how do you get people to act? These are the million-dollar questions for those of us working in
In early January, all the Climate Communication Project partners were brought together to provide constructive input for the project ahead. This was our first project meeting, and was designed to ask our partners a) how can we best audit public engagement with climate change in the UK and b) how can we appraise and share
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 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,