22.10.2014 - 22.10.2014
Communicating Climate Change: A workshop to gain confidence, experience and knowhow
The High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes (HELIX) project, in co-operation with Climate Outreach & Information Network (COIN), organises a one-day workshop "Communicating Climate Change: A workshop to gain confidence, experience and knowhow", whch will take place on 22 Oct 2014 in London, UK.
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 learn more about effectively communicating climate change science to engage non-academic audiences by gaining confidence and knowhow through task-based training in understanding your audiences and practicing skills. The evnt aims to:
  1. Provide an introduction to the social and political context of communicating climate change as well as specific tips and guidance for researchers
  2. Increase the confidence and capacity of climate change researchers to effectively engage the public
  3. Initiate a new network of early-career researchers who can provide peer-support for each other in the future
Leading the day will be 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
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 a.minns@uea.ac.uk. Please can I have your applications by October 01st. Funding for travel is unavailable.


Contact information:
Asher Minns