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

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Indigenous Centre for Cumulative Effects (ICCE) is looking for a dynamic person to lead communications and marketing for the Centre. This is a part-time position with the potential to move into full-time work.
The Indigenous Centre for Cumulative Effects (ICCE) is a newly incorporated indigenous lead, non-political, not-for- profit association that supports communities undertaking cumulative effects work. The primary objective of ICCE is to help build and enhance the technical and scientific capacity of Indigenous communities to address cumulative effects, based on the values of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities across Canada. ICCE’s mission is to create networks and develop and share knowledge to empower community-based approaches to culturally relevant cumulative effects assessment, monitoring and management to support Indigenous well-being and decision-making.
ICCE is a network for Indigenous communities to access information, resources, and best practices about cumulative effects. The Communication Officer will be an essential part of fulfilling the mission of ICCE.

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Hi Everyone,

I teach an Environmental Communication for Electronic Media course at San Francisco State University. This semester my students have produced a multi-media, streaming panel event (!!) that will focus on communicating about climate justice issues in uncertain times. It is also to help raise awareness for a new Climate Change Problems, Impacts & Solutions Certificate program launching at our campus in the fall.

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Transitions in tension.

Controversies and tensions around ecological transitions.

A conference organised by the Research Group Communication, Environment, Science and Society (part of the French society of Information and Communication Sciences), UCLouvain, ULB.

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 16-17 December 2021

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Please go to the website for a complete version of the call for papers (English version at page 16; Spanish version at page 28).

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Please join the IECA-board in supporting the Open Letter to Apple Podcasts.
This campaign is running out - so act NOW!


Apple doesn’t have a climate category for podcasts, which makes it too damn hard for listeners to find what they're looking for. And PS: The other platforms (spotify etc.) also work with Apple's categories - and thus, also don't have a climate category.


A climate category will mean easier access to critical information on climate — all you need to do is sign. Now - deadline is tomorrow!

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Applications are now being received for the 2021 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 research approaches for climate change communication. 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.

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