In order to spark new climate conversations, we run and contribute to a wide range of public events.
Webinar: Climate, migration and media narratives. 28 October 2016, 4pm BST
Talk: Climate needs new pictures, Hamburg Germany, 3 November 2016
People think in pictures. They come to our minds as quickly as the words do when we speak. But why is climate change mostly illustrated on TV, on the net or in social media with sad polar bears, dark smoky chimneys, parched fields or windmills in the sunset? What understanding does the pictures that we use to communicate the causes, consequences and the solutions of this major global issue create?
To fill a gap in this research field, researchers in Britain, America and Germany tested the reactions of several target groups to different sets of pictures related to climate change issues. From this they have created visual principles to create a new and more engaging visual narrative.
On 3 November 2016, our own Dr. Adam Corner will be presenting for the first time in Germany the Climate Visuals project, discussing the results and how they can underpin a transformation in how climate change is seen. The event will take place at GERICS in Hamburg, Chilehaus.
Webinar: Communicating climate change and migration, 10 November 2016, 4pm GMT
Conference - Connecting Cognitive Science and Climate Science. London, 10-11 November 2016
This two-day interdisciplinary event will bring together experts from the cognitive science, psychology, climate science and policy-making communities, with the goal of improving accessibility to climate science evidence.
Our Senior Researcher Dr Chris Shaw will present our Climate Visuals project on Thursday 10 November at 2:30pm. Built upon research involving thousands of citizens in the UK, US and Germany during 2015, Climate Visuals is an evidence-based resource for climate change communication. The website centres on seven key principles for visual climate change communication, and contains a growing, interactive library of images to provide inspiration and guidance for journalists, campaigners, bloggers and anyone else using imagery to communicate about climate change.
Webinar: After the COP 22 climate talks: what now for climate change and migration? 1 December 2016, 4pm GMT
Conference: Medact - Healthy Planet, Better World - Bringing the Health community together to address our global ecological crisis. London, 9-10 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.