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 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,