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 2020 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.



COCE is going Down Under!

June 2021, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

We are excited to announce that the The 16th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) will be hosted by the University of Tasmania in Hobart Australia. This is a conference for artists, practitioners, students and researchers. All will be welcome. We will be posting more details in the coming year.

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What's New at the IECA

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MeCCSA 2020, University of Brighton, UK

Conference Theme – Media Interactions and Environments

8-10 January 2020

Submission deadline extension: 31 August 2019


Keynote Speakers:

Professor Trine Syvertsen, University of Oslo, Norway

Professor Sarah Kember, Goldsmiths University of London, UK

Doctor Deborah Gabriel, Bournemouth University, UK


The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association are pleased to invite the submission of abstracts, panel proposals and practice-based contributions for the MeCCSA 2020 Conference, to be held from 8-10 January 2020 at the University of Brighton. The theme of the conference is Media Interactions and Environments.

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Thanks to IECA, I had the opportunity to attend the first week of the Bonn climate change conference (SB50) held from 17 to 27 June. I was interested in experiencing first-hand the move the UNFCCC secretariat is apparently making towards an acceptance of the role that animal agriculture plays in global warming. Though not incorporated in any way in the political talks so far, the impact of food on the climate, and especially of animal-based food, has been acknowledged by the IPCC, the FAO and the UNEP for some time now, besides many papers published by independent researchers and organizations.

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Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving University College based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

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The Kentucky Geological Survey seeks applications for a position emphasizing geoscience communication, outreach, policy support, and economics within the context of our state mandated mission and our internal vision to be the primary source of geoscience information for and about Kentucky. We are looking for someone who will, in addition to excelling at day-to-day communications and outreach responsibilities at the survey, develop an active and collaborative research program on geoscience communication; the use of geoscience information for policy, planning, or engineering decision support and risk minimization; and/or the economic value of publicly available geoscience information.

The position requires:

A PhD in a relevant field and at least three years of professional experience.

Demonstrated ability to (1) perform publishable research leading to papers in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at major scientific conferences, (2) collaborate towards common goals as part of a diverse high performance team, (3) prepare complex proposals and budgets for scientific or engineering projects, and (4) perform general office work in support of KGS research and outreach objectives (this may include occasional lifting of 50 lb or more and occasional overnight travel).

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