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Register now for the September 2018 session of

Environmental Communication:
Research Into Practice

This course will help you to understand what's distinct about environmental communication and why it's not necessarily the same as other types of public interest or political communication. We'll consider the unique and difficult challenges of communicating well around environmental affairs and sustainability. We’ll explore why much environmental communication today is not as effective as it could be, and is all too often counter-productive. And we’ll give you the information and critical perspective you need to make better communication choices.

CFP for Edited Collection on Environmental Literature, Art, and More

This is a call for abstracts to contribute to a book I'm co-editing, tentatively titled Empirical Ecocriticism. The description below is primarily aimed at environmental humanists, but we're hoping to spark collaborations between social scientists and humanists, particularly around forms of creative climate communication that have often been overlooked, such as literature and art. E-mail me (at schneider-mayerson@yale-nus.edu) with any questions.

Call for Papers

Edited Volume: Empirical Ecocriticism

Deadline for Abstract Submission: September 15, 2018

Contact: wojciech.malecki@uwr.edu.pl; schneider-mayerson@yale-nus.edu.sg; Alexa.WeikvonMossner@aau.at

Workshop ‘Sustainable Energy and Climate Change in Russia: policies, discourses and narratives’

Nottingham Trent University and the Altai State University are pleased to announce a call for early career researchers (ECRs) to participate in a three-day workshop supported by a British Council Researcher Links grant. The workshop ‘Sustainable Energy and Climate Change in Russia: policies, discourses and narratives will be held in Nottingham from 28th to 30th November, 2018. 

Russia’s extensive domestic use of fossil fuels and economic over-reliance on their export have led to severe environmental degradation in locations of fossil fuel production and have contributed to global pollution levels. In fact, Russia is the fifth largest GHG-emitter in the world. At the same time, since the mid-1970s, the average temperature in Russia has been increasing two times faster than the global average (Roshydromet 2014). Russia’s economy loses 60 billion rubles each year because of extreme weather events, and climate change in recent years has increased this amount by 6% per year (Roshydromet 2012). Economic vulnerability due to environmental degradation and energy inefficiency has become a particularly acute problem as Russia struggles with an economic recession. Considering the these problems, this workshop aims to stimulate an intellectual debate between Russian and UK academics which will critically assess and subsequently enhance Russia’s sustainability practices in the energy sector and its climate change policy.

The IECA at ICA!

On Monday, the final day of the International Communication Association’s annual conference, the IECA hosted a panel entitled "Engaging Diverse Voices in Environmental Communication Pedagogy." The panel was at 8:00am but we had a great turnout! There were five thought-provoking "quick talks" and an excellent conversation with the surprisingly awake and engaged early-rising attendees (see the attached photo).

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