Forthcoming events

In order to spark new climate conversations, we run and contribute to a wide range of public events.

Webinar: Top tips for meeting your MP, 29 September 2016, 1pm BST

From 8 -16 October, people up and down the country will be taking part in the Climate Coalition's Week of Action to celebrate the people, places and things we want to protect from climate change. Events will either involve MPs or be showcased to them, so that politicians see, feel and hear how much their constituents care about what we could lose to climate change.

For some top tips on making the most of a meeting with your MP, and advice on how to build a cooperative relationship with them, sign up for this webinar hosted by the Climate Coalition and featuring George Marshall of Climate Outreach and Jo Musker-Sherwood of Hope for the Future.

IIED event: Conflict, Climate and Migration in Syria – did the media get it right? London, 3 October

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has asked us to speak about the connections between climate change and the conflict in Syria, and how the story given by the mainstream media about these connections was not always accurate.

This talk by Alex Randall will unpack both the media story and the scientific evidence. The key thesis of the presentation is that the role of migration – and migrants themselves – was misunderstood by the press and public. This talk will place climate change and migration among the other powerful drivers of conflict in Syria and explore how these forces have interacted to create the war that unfolded.

Andrew Norton (Director, IIED) will chair the talk, and there will be 2 discussants: Megan Rowling (Thomson Reuters Foundation) and Kristy Siegfried (Migration Editor, IRIN).

We are also running three webinars on climate and migration topics on 28 October10 November and 1 December.

Conference: 2016 Climate Challenge Fund Gathering. Edinburgh, 4 October 2016

George Marshall will be delivering a keynote speech at this year's annual Climate Challenge Fund Gathering. This event celebrates and showcases the significant efforts of Scotland’s communities in contributing towards Scotland’s efforts to build a lower carbon future. 

This year's event will be preceeded by a climate change exhibition open to the general public from 1-3 October. 


Workshop: Communicating flooding in a changing climate. Carlisle, 5 October 2016

Carlisle, an English city that has been crippled by floods, was featured in this recent New York Times article
Sustainable Carlisle Network has invited us to lead a community conversation on how we can communicate about climate change more effectively, and build the social infrastructure necessary to build resilience. This workshop will be lead by Jamie Clarke.

Festival: Wildscreen. Bristol, 10-14 October 2016

The five-day event will convene in Bristol the best photographers, filmmakers and creative professionals with the most committed conservationists to create compelling stories about the natural world; that inspire the wider public to experience it, feel part of it and protect it.

George Marshall will be speaking alongside Steve Backshall, TV presenter; Sam Barcroft, Barcroft Media; Emanuele Biggi, Photographer; Clare Birks, Oxford Scientific Films, and many more.

Conference: The Women's Institute Public Affairs Conference. Builth Wells, 12 October 2016

We will be speaking at the Public Affairs Conference of the Welsh Women's Institute, alongside Dr Andrew Goodall, Director General Health / Chief Executive of NHS Wales and Sophie Howe, Commissioner for Future Generations. 

George Marshall's interactive workshop on 'How to communicate climate change with the general public' will focus on how to talk to people who are sceptical - especially people with conservative values - and how we might speak to people in Wales in ways that resonate with Welsh identity and values. 

Webinar: How to hold effective public conversations about climate change. 19 October 2016, 4pm BST

Scotland has the most ambitious climate change laws in the world - and they recognise that achieving their targets is dependent on the ongoing support of the Scottish public. So we were delighted when they asked us to help encourage discussion about this issue among the Scottish public.

We’ve researched and developed a set of resources which are already being rolled out across the country: a practical step-by-step How to Guide for holding public conversations and three reports on the research behind the Guide.

This webinar will be of value to any organisation wishing to encourage discussion and action on climate change, in and beyond Scotland. Join Dr Chris Shaw as well as Ragne Low of ClimateXChange who commissioned the work, as they present key insight from the project.

Webinar: Climate, migration and media narratives. 28 October 2016, 4pm BST

This online workshop explore how the media have covered the issue of climate-linked migration. It examines new research looking at the key media players, places and issues. 
The media are a key source of information for most people about climate change and migration. It is from the media that most people form their view of this issue. The media are therefore a key opinion leader in this field. For this reason it is vital to ask how the media covers climate-linked migration. This workshop explores some of the key issues relating to the media's coverage. It looks at who the media turn to for information, how they frame their arguments and the locations they cover the most. The workshop show cases new methods for analysing and interpreting media coverage. This workshop will be of interest to anyone interested in engaging the public on climate-linked migration. 
We are also speaking at a climate, migration and media event organised by the IIED on 3 October, and running two other webinars on climate and migration topics on 10 November and 1 December.

Webinar: Communicating climate change and migration, 10 November 2016, 4pm GMT

This online presentation looks at some of the key issues in communicating climate-linked migration to the wider public. 
Climate-linked migration is deeply complex, and therefore create a unique communication challenge. It is vital to create compelling, tangible stories about the issue, but it is equally important not to over simplify. At the same time the issue also exists at the nexus of two of the most controversial and polarised public debate: climate change and immigration. This workshop looks at both the theory and practice of communicating climate-linked migration. 
We are also speaking at a climate, migration and media event organised by the IIED on 3 October, and running two other webinars on climate and migration topics on 28 October and 1 December.

Webinar: After the COP 22 climate talks: what now for climate change and migration? 1 December, 4pm GMT

The climate negotiations have been a key forum for addressing climate-linked displacement. What has been achieved at this year's talks? And what progress has been made since last year? 
Last year's COP climate talks were a break through. As well as creating a global deal to reduce emissions, they also committed governments to action on human displacement linked to climate change. The COP climate talks now join a raft of other international process that have the potential to help people who are forced to move by climate impacts. This online workshop will look at what progress has been made in the year since the history agreement in Paris, and explore how these climate talks fit in with the other international processes. 
We are also speaking at a climate, migration and media event organised by the IIED on 3 October, and running two other webinars on climate and migration topics on 28 October and 10 November.

Conference: Medact - Healthy Planet, Better World - Bringing the Health community together to address our global ecological crisis. London, 8-10 December 2016

Human health is dependent on a healthy environment. The threats posed by climate change and wider environmental degradation are serious. However, these threats also present a number of opportunities for positive change.

The health community has both a mandate and a vested interest in calling for the social, political and economic actions required to drive through the necessary transformative changes in society. More importantly, their positions in society give them a massive opportunity to influence and shape the way we think and act as a global community. 

Dr Chris Shaw and Alex Randall will be speaking at the conference. Alex will focus on the relationship between conflict, migration and the environment, and Chris will explore better ways of communicating climate change.