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 is open for the January 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

Andrea Catellani's picture

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:

IECA member Etsuko Kinefuchi  has just published a book that examines the discursive formation of nuclear power in Japan.. Competing Discourses on Japan’s Nuclear Power: Pronuclear versus Antinuclear Activism is published by Routledge. Kinefuchi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and affiliated faculty in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA.

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Dear Env Comm Colleagues: You are invited to contribute a scholarly essay on the topic “Communication in Defense of Nonhuman Animals During an Extinction and Climate Crisis,” to the 2022 special issue we are editing for the open-access international journal Journalism and Media (ISSN 2673-5172) (

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You are invited to the Between Stories: Transcultural Conversations for Troubling Times series. Leading Australian First Peoples thinkers and North American cultural ecologist David Abram weave transcultural wisdom about humanity in the more-than-human world. Sliding scale (including free) registration, 3 live online sessions. (Full disclosure: I am a co-organizer and will host the first session, Language & Kin.)

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NC State invites applications and nominations for the position of Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Coastal Resilience and Sustainability in the College of Natural Resources, and Director of the campus-wide Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Initiative. The university seeks a visionary leader and interdisciplinary scholar with demonstrated success and impact, who is internationally recognized as one of the best in the growing areas of resilience or sustainability science.


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