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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.

Climate Change Education Fellowship in SF

The position is temporary (6 months), paid, and is located in San Francisco. The start date would be in early June and the application deadline is March 31, 2017. We?re looking for exceptional young professionals that are passionate about sustainability, climate education, climate science, or related fields. The Climate Change Education Fellow will work closely with the Bay Area Climate Literacy Impact Collaborative (BayCLIC)<> and their key deliverable will be to help put on local scientist and educator seminars for this collective impact collaborative.

Through our Fellowship, the Institute seeks to empower young leaders by offering paid professional opportunities that will shape their development as future park and social justice leaders. This unique experience provides professional training and mentorship in addition to hands-on experience. Fellows will learn the skills required to coordinate and manage high-impact projects focused on both policy and practice. For more information, please see the attached job description or check out our website at:

8th Annual Citizens’ Climate International Conference & Lobby Day Washington, DC June 11-12th

Join hundreds of climate advocates in Washington, D.C. this summer for the 8th Annual Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education’s International Conference & Lobby Day.

During the Conference June 11-12th, you’ll hear from inspiring speakers and receive training to be game-changing communicators on this issue.

The tipping point for the political will to price carbon is getting closer. Thanks to the diligent efforts of our citizen volunteers, in 2016 we saw:

  • The growth of Representatives on the Gibson Resolution
  • The birth and rapid growth of the US House Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus

The event is organized by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a North American-based, non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Their consistently respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations.

Energy Democracy Symposium

Energy Democracy Symposium

July 12-13, 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah

Call for Early Career and Graduate Student Scholarships


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