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World Symposium on Climate Change Communication

February 22, 2017 - February 24, 2017


One of the problems caused by the fact that climate change is a global issue, is that many people do not believe it is related to them. Yet, most impacts of climate change are local in nature. The sooner people (especially decision-makers but also representatives from industry, the housing and agriculture sectors, as well as normal citizens) realise that climate change is a matter that affects them and – as such – needs to be taken seriously, the more rapidly the required mitigation and adaptation measures may be implemented. In this context, communication on climate change can play a key role.

This is the problem the World Symposium on Climate Change is seeking to solve. It is being organized by the Research and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Manchester and the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP) in collaboration with a set of organisations. The Symposium will be a truly interdisciplinary event, mobilizing scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies, undertaking research and/or executing projects on climate change communication across the world.

The aims of the symposium are:

  • I.   to provide research institutions, universities, NGOs, cultural institutions, government and development aid agencies and enterprises from across the world with an opportunity to  display and present their works in the field of climate change communication;
  • II.  to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of climate change communication initiatives and projects, especially successful initiatives and good practice across the world;
  • III.  to discuss methodological approaches and experiences deriving from case studies and projects, which aim to show how climate change communication may be implemented in practice;
  • IV.  to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for cooperation.

View the Call for Papers here (deadline for abstracts: 30th of October 2016)

Register here (registration deadline: 10th of January 2017)

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February 22, 2017
February 24, 2017


Manchester Metropolitan University
International Climate Change Information Programme
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg
The University of Manchester