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

John Cook has published a new book about how to talk to those who don't accept the science of climate change. Cook is the founder of the website Skeptical Science and research assistant professor at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. CRANKY UNCLE vs. CLIMATE CHANGE: How to Understand and Respond to Climate Deniers blends Cook's knowledge of the cognitive science of denial with his skills as a cartoonist.

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We invite submissions for an edited volume to be published in late 2020 that address communication in the Anthropocene. The book is under contract with Lexington Press. 


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The Department of Communication and Journalism seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor to conduct research and teach in the area of media studies. This academic-year position is expected to begin August 31, 2020. Responsibilities will ordinarily include a 2-2 teaching assignment of undergraduate and graduate courses in media studies, and developing a productive program of scholarship in the field. We encourage collaboration with faculty in the department and across disciplines, and in pursuit of extramural grants. Duties also include graduate student advising, curriculum development, and department, college, university and professional service. The Department is committed to diversity in the workplace and we encourage all interested, qualified individuals to apply.

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Environment, Science & Risk Communication Group Cfp for IAMCR 2020 | 12-16 July | Tsinghua University | Beijing, China

The Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panels for the 2020 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) conference to be held 12-16 July in Beijing, China. The deadline for submissions is midnight GMT on 10 February 2020 23.59 UTC.

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