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 September 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 in Tasmania postponed until 2022.
In 2021 we will hold a virtual conference or series of smaller online events.

Due to expected travel restrictions resulting from COVID-19, our local hosts at the University of Tasmania in Hobart and the IECA Board of Directors have decided to postpone the in person conference in Australia for a year. In 2021 we will instead have a virtual conference. Please stay tuned for more details.

Both conferences will be for artists, practitioners, students and researchers. All will be welcome.

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What's New at the IECA

Jennifer Good's picture

My department is hiring two Business Communication-related Assistant Professor positions. While the postings (see below) are broadly focused on business communication, it would be great to have applications from people whose research, teaching, publishing, etc., more narrowly explore intersections between business communication and the environment. 

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The Department of Information and Communication at Université Laval (Quebec City, QC) is hiring a tenure-track professor who will hold and develop the Science journalism and science communication Chair.

Candidates are encouraged to propose a research program for the Chair, focusing on one or several of the following themes :    

  • Journalism and communication related to science-driven societal issues
  • Interplay of the respective legitimacy of journalism and science in the public sphere
  • Professional and discursive practices related to science issues
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Applications are now being received for the 2020 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 directions for research. 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.

The deadline to apply is 18 April 2020.


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Deadline for submission of abstracts postponed to May 2, 2020


Call for papers: “Participatory science: democratic utopia, innovation or social imperative?”


Scientific Journal "Études de communication"


French version:


Thematic issue coordinated by Céline Pascual-Espuny (IMSIC, Aix-Marseille University), Andrea Catellani (LASCO, RECOM, Université catholique de Louvain), Béatrice Jalenques Vigouroux (LERASS, INSA Toulouse).


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