In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its highly anticipated 1.5°C Special Report.
As part of Green GB Week, we have been invited by BEIS (the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) to run a session focused on the critical role of public engagement in helping us achieve a 1.5°C world.
Indeed the major structural changes and social transformations required hinge on public engagement and permission. The rapidly developing science of climate change communication provides empirically-grounded approaches to building public engagement and catalysing a robust and rapid societal response to climate change.
Professor Linda Steg will reflect on her experience of being lead-author on behaviour change for the 1.5°C report, while Prof Lorraine Whitmarsh will outline the latest research in the field. Climate communication practitioner Asher Minns will offer his reflections on the keynote speakers’ presentations, as well as take questions (with Prof Whitmarsh and Prof Steg) from the audience in a panel discussion chaired by Dr Adam Corner.