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Democracy, Borders and Public/Political Engagement: Challenges for Environmental Communication


The next Conference on Communication and Environment will talke place at the University of Leicester, June 29 - July 2, 2017

Call for Submissions - Deadline is December 15, 2016



Sign up now for the January 2017 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.

Early Bird Registration Deadline is December 18, 2016

IECA webinar on Green Celebrities

greencelebrities.jpgPlease join us in launching the IECA webinar series on the 15th of December at 17:00 (CET) (11:00 EST for the US). This free webinar will focus on the issue of Green Celebrities.

In the past decade environmental NGOs have increasingly tried to raise their profiles amidst frenetic global mediascapes, the growth of consumer culture and the continued mainstreaming of ecological issues (sustainable or not), and the celebritisation of politics. One popular strategy civil society organizations employed, has been to engage influencers and celebrities of different standing, that support green issues and/or lifestyles. How effective are these strategies? Do they support or cannibalize public perception of the organizations involved. 

ICA 2017 Pre-conference: Strategic Environmental Communication and Exploration of Research in Crisis, Risk and Disaster

Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association Pre-conference:

Strategic Environmental Communication and

Exploration of Research in Crisis, Risk and Disaster

May 25, 2017

San Diego, CA

Call for Proposals

The world moves forward

[This post is part of a series offered by IECA members attending COP22 in Marrakech.]

This is my 8th consecutive Conference of the Parties (COP) on climate change.  As I have observed the UNFCCC negotiations for the past few years, I have experienced the turmoil of Copenhagen, the salvation at Cancun, the Goundhog Day pace in Doha, and the celebration in Paris.  I arrived in Marrakech from Philadelphia, after the US national election and the National Communication Association conference.  I wondered how the prospect of a Trump US Presidency would affect work at COP 22.


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