International Conference on Climate Change Communication: Research and Practice

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Event Dates: 
October 12, 2013 to October 14, 2013
Beijing, China


Inaugural International Climate Communication Conference 2013

We are pleased to announce an international conference entitled Climate Change Communication: Research and Practice. The conference is being co-organized by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the China Center for Climate Change Communication (China4C), a partnership of Oxfam Hong Kong and the Research Center for Journalism and Social Development at Renmin University.  The conference will be held at Renmin University in Beijing, October 12-13, 2013.

The conference aims to convene and help catalyze the international community of climate change communication scholars and practitioners. This new field is growing rapidly around the world, as scientists, governments, the media, companies, and NGOs recognize the vital importance of effective communication about climate change. Globally, the field has achieved a critical mass and it is time to gather many of the world’s leading climate change communication experts together to share their insights, make connections, and help establish a global network. We are pleased to be holding this inaugural conference.

Day 1 of the conference will situate current scholarship within the larger field of communication theory and practice, present the findings of survey research on the state of climate change knowledge, perceptions, policy preferences, and behavior around the world, and examine the design of effective messages about climate change.

Day 2 will focus on the roles played by and message frames used by different messengers, the rapid evolution of traditional and new communication channels, and case studies of climate communication in practice, ranging from global multilateral organizations (e.g., IPCC) to targeted groups (e.g., youth). The day will end with a focus on current campaigns to promote low-carbon lifestyles.

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