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).
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
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
Webinar: Communicating climate change and migration, 10 November 2016, 4pm GMT
Webinar: After the COP 22 climate talks: what now for climate change and migration? 1 December, 4pm GMT
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.