Reaching the Public on Climate Change: Up-to-and-Beyond UN IPPC 2013-14

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Event Dates: 
March 30, 2012
Liverpool, UK



‘Reaching the Public on Climate Change:

Up-to-and-Beyond UN IPPC 2013-14’

‘Living With Environmental Change’ (LWEC, Liverpool University) and ‘Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability Network’ (CCES, MeCCSA)

Friday 30th March 11.00a.m.-5.30p.m.

Foresight Centre University of Liverpool

Contact: Vicki Wood (  Tel: 0151-794-2666)

Climate change as an issue has recently been somewhat eclipsed by economic turbulence in Britain and Europe. Maintaining its profile in the national dialogue is a challenge for many organisations and institutions. This symposium draws on speakers from a range of these. They will present their take on the challenge of keeping the clients, stakeholders and the public, engaged with and informed about climate change. But in addition, scholars in this area will speak on their related area of specialisation: media coverage of the issue, policy development in this area, and attitude formation and change. The aim is here is an exchange of ideas, experiences and expertise.

10.30-             Registration

11.00-11.05    Welcome: Dr Neil Gavin (University of Liverpool, LWEC, and CCES Convenor)

11.05-12.15    Todd Holden (Manchester Chamber of Commerce, and former Director of the Enworks environment business support programme) ‘Climate change and the business community’

                                    Dr Pete North (University of Liverpool) ‘Building a low carbon economy’

12.15-1.00      Lunch

1.00-2.30        Jennifer Pride, Welsh Government (Head, Climate Change, Communications & Engagement) ‘Climate change in government’

                        Dr Monica Contestabile (Senior Editor, Nature Climate Change) ‘The social science dimension of climate change’

                        Sarah Dewar (Third Sector & Environmental Sustainability Lead, Liverpool PCT) ‘Climate and the NHS’

2.30-2.45        Coffee

3.00-4.30        Dr Neil Gavin (University of Liverpool) ‘The Media and Climate Change’

                        Richard Black (BBC Environment correspondent) ‘Reporting climate change’

                        Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh (Cardiff University) ‘Climate attitudes & attitude change’

4.40-5.30        Round table: ‘Where Now for Climate Change?’

5.30-               Reception

All expressions of interest in attending should be communicated to Vicki Wood:

(  Tel: 0151-794-2666)

Venue location:           Foresight Centre

                                         [‘Campus map (printable PDF)’]

                                                Building 359  -  Grid ref.C10