The International Environmental Communication Association

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About The IECA

The IECA is a professional nexus of practitioners, teachers, scholars, students, artists and organizations engaged in research and action to find more ethical and effective ways to communicate about environmental concerns in order to move society towards sustainability.

Our mission is to foster effective and inspiring communication that alleviates environmental issues and conflicts, and solves the problems that cause them.

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Environmental Communication: What it is and Why it Matters

Membership Benefits

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Online Course

Registration opens mid-May for the September 2020 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.



COCE is going Down Under!

June 2021, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

We are excited to announce that the The 16th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) will be hosted by the University of Tasmania in Hobart Australia. This is a conference for artists, practitioners, students and researchers. All will be welcome. We will be posting more details in the coming year.

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What's New at the IECA

Andrea Catellani's picture

What can information and communication sciences say today, in a critical and scientific way, about this polymorphous reality constituted by environmental communication practices? How are the links between Nature and Ecology grasped, as soon as the practice of communication is practiced? Does environmental communication present a different profile within the vast field of objects analysed by information and communication sciences, given their particularly "trivial" nature as places of intersection of all tensions, expectations and disappointments? In this issue we will focus in particular on scientific contributions that propose an analysis of the specificities of so-called environmental communication, based on a solid methodology and anchored in information and communication sciences. The aim is explicitly to collect the most recent points of view and results in order to make them visible and show the solidification of a real research sector, which tends to go beyond the dispersion of individual contributions. This issue aims to be open to the different trends and theoretical and methodological approaches of information-communication researchers dealing with environmental themes related to communication. Contributions may be integrated into one or more of the following areas, or be of a cross-cutting nature.

Jennifer Good's picture

My department is hiring two Business Communication-related Assistant Professor positions. While the postings (see below) are broadly focused on business communication, it would be great to have applications from people whose research, teaching, publishing, etc., more narrowly explore intersections between business communication and the environment. 

Isabelle Pare's picture

The Department of Information and Communication at Université Laval (Quebec City, QC) is hiring a tenure-track professor who will hold and develop the Science journalism and science communication Chair.

Candidates are encouraged to propose a research program for the Chair, focusing on one or several of the following themes :    

  • Journalism and communication related to science-driven societal issues
  • Interplay of the respective legitimacy of journalism and science in the public sphere
  • Professional and discursive practices related to science issues
Jennifer Good's picture


Applications are now being received for the 2020 IAMCR New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship. Initiated by the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and awarded in collaboration with the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), the US$1,000 award seeks to encourage a wide range of researchers to think creatively about new directions for research. Media/communication researchers with interest in climate issues are encouraged to apply, from all fields of media/communication, and all career stages. Interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

The deadline to apply is 18 April 2020.


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