Communicating Climate Change: A practical workshop for researchers ('sold out')
Communicating Climate Change: A workshop to gain confidence, experience and knowhow
London, 22 October 2014
We are sorry that we could not accomodate everyone for this first workshop we are keeping the group interactive and at a manageable size for the training tasks (30 people). Contact Asher Minns if you would like to be put on the wait list for a future training workshop.
This free one-day workshop is primarily for early career researchers in the physical, natural and social sciences.
Researchers and academics researching climate change face challenges in effectively communicating their work to the public. Levels of public concern have dropped, some political and media discourse has shifted towards cynicism, and trust in climate scientists has taken a knock. Researchers themselves seem unsure or unconfident about how best to communicate with non-academics, further undermining public trust and engagement.
This one-day workshop is primarily for early career researchers in the physical, natural and social sciences. It provides the opportunity to gain the confidence and knowhow to learn more about effectively communicating climate change science to engage non-academic audiences through a task-based training in understanding your audiences and practicing skills. It is a partnership between the EU HELIX project that is researching the consequences of climate change beyond 20C globally and regionally, and the Climate Outreach & Information Network (COIN).
To apply for a place, please send a brief note describing your own experience and challenges in climate communication, to Asher Minns at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia firstname.lastname@example.org. Please can I have your applications by October 01st. Funding for travel is unavailable.
Our workshop aims to:
- Provide an introduction to the social and political context of communicating climate change as well as specific tips and guidance for researchers
- Increase the confidence and capacity of climate change researchers to effectively engage the public
- Initiate a new network of early-career researchers who can provide peer-support for each other in the future
Leading the day are Asher Minns, Communication Manager at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, and Adam Corner, Research Director for COIN and Associate of Cardiff University’s Department of Psychology. www.helixclimate.eu and www.climateoutreach.org.uk
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 603864.