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 will open mid-May for the September 2022 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.


Re-MEDIAting the Wild

The 16th Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) “as you’ve never seen it before”

June 21-24, 2021, online everywhere

The International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) will hold the 16th Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) online everywhere in June 2021. This conference will mark IECA's 10th anniversary. As always, we will bring together artists, practitioners, scholars, students and engaged citizens from around the world to discuss the state of communication related to environmental affairs. We consider Indigenous perspectives to be central to this topic and therefore especially encourage the participation of Indigenous People.

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What's New at the IECA

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

UNEP's Regional Office for Africa (ROA) helps to implement UNEP's global programme's in the African region by initiating, coordinating and catalysing regional and sub-regional cooperation and action in response to environmental challenges and emerging issues. This position is located in the United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for Africa at the Nairobi duty station. Under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Director, the incumbent will perform the following duties.

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The Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Maine seeks an Assistant Professor of Communication, focused on Digital Rhetoric. The anticipated start date is August 29, 2022. This job opening is part of a multi-disciplinary faculty cluster entitled Rural Community Wellbeing. The candidate will collaborate with other cluster members who will be hired into various departments.

Scholars working from a wide range of specialties are welcomed, including digital storytelling, visual communication, critical media studies, posthumanism, science and technology studies, environmental justice, health advocacy, social activism, and coalition building and organizing. No matter the specialty, we expect candidates to demonstrate—in application materials and in scholarship—anti-oppressive research frameworks and methods. Preferred candidates will have expertise in intersections of difference such as among race and ethnicity, Native American and Indigenous peoples and cultures, gender and sexualities, rural poverty and mobilities, migrancy and border politics, and disability and neurological difference.

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Dear colleagues,

we are pleased to announce the call for papers for the ICA pre-conference entitled

"Other than Human World. Emerging Vegetal Communication in the Public Sphere".

The pre-conference will take place on 25 and 26 May 2022 in Aix-en-Provence, at the premises of Aix-Marseille University.

Information for the submission of abstracts (in English or French, before 31 January 2022) and the full call for papers can be found on the conference website:

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The School of Communication at American University seeks an open-rank faculty member to serve as Professor of Climate, Environmental Justice, Media and Communication beginning August 1, 2022 whose work and expertise focuses on public understanding of climate change, environmental justice, and immediate and long-term impact. This encompasses experience in the use of media and communication to frame and advocate for policies and issues associated with climate change and climate misinformation. This expertise thus spans climate, health, and social justice. Women, underrepresented individuals and people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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We are pleased to announce the program of the conference

"Transitions in tension. Controversies around ecological transitions",

which will take place on 16 and 17 December 2021, both online and in face-to-face at UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

The program is here:

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