This communications Handbook was commissioned by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group I Technical Support Unit. This is the first time such guidance has been produced for the world’s leading scientific body on climate change.
Dr Valérie Masson Delmotte (Co-chair of IPCC WGI), who reviewed the Handbook, said, “This is a beautiful Handbook and I wish I could have received such guidance when I was first involved as an IPCC author.”
The Handbook sets out six principles for effective communication, ahead of the IPCC’s 1.5 degrees special report later this year.
Just like the IPCC reports themselves, Climate Outreach believes the way IPCC authors engage with the public should be based on the best available evidence.
With a wealth of research on the science of climate change communication and a focus on practical tips and case studies, this Handbook serves as a valuable resource for IPCC authors – as well as the wider scientific community – to engage audiences with climate change.
Watch this 90 second video for a quick glance at the 6 principles presented in the Handbook.
In this webinar, the Handbook’s lead author Dr Adam Corner (Research Director, Climate Outreach) presents key insight from the Handbook, following an introduction by Dr Roz Pidcock (Head of Communication, IPCC WG1).
Also, our Handbook was featured in the Guardian: Communicating the science is a much needed step for UN panel