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

The 2017 Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE)

June 29 - July 2, 2017, University of Leicester

Please join us in England for the 14th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment. This event features the latest research and reflection–from both scholars and practitioners–on how we communicate around environmental issues and nature.

Our lineup of keynote speakers includes Natalie Bennett of the Green Party of England and Wales, Adam Corner of Climate Outreach, Roger Harrabin of the BBC, Sönke Lorenzen of Greenpeace International (and the IECA), Graham Murdock of Loughborough University, and Amanda Niode, the Indonesian President’s Special Envoy on Climate Change. In addition, we have an amazing programme of presentations, panels, workshops, posters and artwork.

The early-bird registration deadline is April 28, 2017, so now's the time to register. We hope to see you in Leicester.

Pre-register now for the September 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.

Postdoctoral Associate

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University seeks two Postdoctoral Research Associates who will contribute to research on science communication and help advance the Center's research-based curriculum. The Alda Method combines improvisational theater techniques that help scientists to pay dynamic attention to the needs of their listeners and learn to spontaneously adjust to those needs. This approach integrates techniques to help scientists distill their message, shape compelling stories, create common ground, and use conversational language that fosters genuine human connections. These Postdoctoral Associate positions are designed to advance science communication research and help create new training modules. The successful candidates will support the Center's commitment to advancing research-based science communication curriculum.

Call for abstract: Consuming the Environment, conference and workshop 3-5 Dec 2017 in Sweden

Consuming the Environment 2017 - multidiciplinary approaches to urbanization and vulnerability
Conference and workshop 3-5 December 2017 at the University of Gävle, Sweden
Climate change, environmental degradation, people escaping war and hard living circumstances are questions the media report on daily. How severe is it? What do people know, how are they informed and what are they thinking? What are media telling us? In what way are environmental concerns dealt with in different academic disciplines? In popular culture? What about education and politics? What more do we need know?

Speakers (TBC): Stephan Barthel, University of Gävle/Stockholm Resilience Center; Saleemul Huq, International Institute for Environment and Development; Don Kulick, Uppsala universitet; Rodrigo Lorenzo, University of Gävle; Åsa Persson, Stockholm Environment Institute

Wildlife Filmmaking Course in the Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Ecuador

Pioneer Wildlife Filmmaking Course in the legendary and most megadiverse Yasuni National Park, Tiputini Biodiversity Station ( located in the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador! Environmental communicators, biologists, photographers, video producers or simply nature and audiovisual lovers may join this adventurous opportunity.

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