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 2021 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”

Call for Submissions
Deadline: February 1, 2021

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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Please see attached the Call for Papers for our Special Issue of the Journal of Alternative and Community Media, titled 'Community and Activist Media: Resistance and Resurgence'.

Special Issue editors are Tanja Dreher, Pieter Maeseele, and Susan Forde. Deadline for abstracts is next week, October 1 -- please email the editors directly with your Abstracts. Our timeline for publication is below, and in the attached Call.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Our best regards

Tanja, Pieter and Susan.

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Broto: Art-Climate-Science, a collaboration conference, is looking for 10 art pieces for a non-commercial virtual exhibit to go up on Dec. 1, 2020  on this website and be highlighted during our Dec. 5 & 12  online conference.

The theme is “Affinity”. Submissions should be science- or climate science-based and explore how our society is aligned (or not) with nature. The goal is to document thinking about how we might reframe the Anthropocene as humanity enhancing (vs. extracting) nature.

For works chosen, we are asking only for one-time virtual rights.

There are no fees paid for works selected

Eligibility: Open to all applicants, including minors with parental consent

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BROTO: Art-Climate-Science is a unique conversation in the sustainability world, envisioning climate end games, and creative solutions at planet-scale. To delve into society's troubled relationship with nature, we have an exciting line up of speakers and panels for Broto: Affinity, our December online conference. 

It happens over three one-hour online sessions on Dec. 5, 2020 and another three one-hour online sessions Dec. 12, 2020. It's free to register and participate.

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The global pandemic, occurring amid the ongoing climate crisis, foregrounds the urgency of re-imagining the local, national, regional, and global organizing of food systems. Food system impacts are widespread, including myriad environmental and health effects of industrialized supply chains, the uneven distribution of food, unprotected essential food and farm workers, and the ubiquitous dispossession of land, water, and life sustaining resources. Contemporary food struggles render visible processes of expulsion from livelihoods that have long been catalyzed by colonialism, racial capitalism, and four decades of accelerated neoliberalism.

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Job offer

PhD Position: Analysis of Images and Videos on Climate Change

Hiring Context

The Research Centre in Communication (part of the Institute for Language and Communication, UClouvain, Belgium) has an opening for a fully funded three-year PhD fellowship in video and images analysis. This opening is done in the context of a pan-European interdisciplinary research project on climate change communication analysis. You will work within a team of more than 10 researchers and academics from Belgium, France and Norway. The fellowship will start between 15 November 2020 and 15 January 2021 for 36 months. The offer is open until 30 September 2020, but candidates that suit all requirements can be interviewed before this date. We specifically encourage women to respond to this call for applications, as we are committed to equality of opportunity. Due to the Covid-19 specific context, face-to-face & teleworking conditions will depend on official conditions at the start of the job.


Research Context

Current Job Postings

Associate Director - Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University

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