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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We are pleased to send you the link to the program of the ICA preconference "Other than Human World: emerging vegetal communication in the public space", which will take place on May 25, 2022, in Aix-en-Provence, at "Le Cube" (Aix Marseille University).

website of the preconference:

Please, do not hesitate to spread this information in your networks.

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IECA Board News

Happy Easter everyone!

While everyone expected 2022 to be much more positive and stress-free, we learn that we're still in the "Roaring 20ies", challenged by crises, war and risks.

However, "April showers bring May flowers" and at least in the northern hemisphere it's spring - and in the spirit of a "new beginning", we want to introduce our new "newsletter" format for "news from the board". 

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The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) invites applications for the position of Partnerships Program Deputy Director.

Based at the Yale School of the Environment, we conduct scientific research on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the underlying psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence them. We also engage the public in climate change science and solutions, in partnership with governments, media organizations, companies, and civil society, and with a daily, national radio program, Yale Climate Connections.

The Partnerships Program supports advocates, governments, educators, and companies drawing on YPCCC data and insights, including Climate Change in the American Mind national surveys, Yale Climate Opinion Maps, Global Warming’s Six Americas, Microtargeting Models, and Message and Field Experiments.

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The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication invites applications for two full-time Postdoctoral Associates to contribute to our ongoing research on the public’s climate change knowledge, risk perceptions, policy preferences, and behavior. The program conducts scientific surveys and message experiments at the national, international, and global scales, as well as with specific communities and organizations. The program also includes several projects that engage the public in climate change science and solutions.

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UN Environment Programme has established the Digital Transformation subprogramme, which focuses on accelerating and scaling climate action, nature, protection and pollution prevention by applying data and digital technologies in UNEP’s activities. Innovation and collaboration in digital technologies is important to:

  • build a digital ecosystem of data for the planet;
  • shift market incentives and consumer behaviours through digital channels;
  • and, enhance e-governance through inclusive policy development, digital literacy, innovation support and stakeholder engagement.

We are seeking senior digital transformation experts to lead this pioneering new programme and help us create a green digital future.

Current Job Postings

Deputy Director, Partnerships Program - Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
Chief Digital Officer, D1 - UN Environment Programme
Postdoctoral Associates in Climate Communications - Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Upcoming Call Deadlines

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