Actions and Detail Panel
Environmental & climate change communication that works: ideas & debates
Thu, April 6, 2017, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM BST
For any project or activity that tries to promote sustainable behaviours or action on climate change, communication and public engagement is a key factor affecting success.
This workshop will bring together people involved or interested in real-world engagement activities (you!) and students on DMU's Leading Change for Sustainability masters course. The session is part of an experiment in teaching students through co-learning sessions involving local practitioners - the intention is that students and the wider community benefit from the exchange of ideas and knowledge.
The focus will be on the key ideas and debates around effective public engagement, drawing on resources from "Climate Outreach", the Common Cause Foundation and others. We hope to generate a lively discussion through the mixture of theoretical ideas and the real-world experience of our participants.
We will also hear from Dr Muhammad Mahzar through a short talk on a current public engagement project in Nottingham, "Remourban", which focuses on sustainable transport and energy use.
You can register for just the first part if you wish, but attendance for the whole afternoon is encouraged if possible.
You can attend this session in person or online via webinar software. For online attendees, details on how to join will be sent out after registration.
1.30pm to 2pm: Arrivals, refreshments, networking
2pm to 3.15pm: Seminar on communication for sustainability and action on climate change
3.15pm to 3.30pm: Break, with refreshments available
3.30pm to 4.30pm: Talk by Dr Muhammad Mahzar: the RemoUrban project
4.30pm to 5pm: Knowledge sharing discussion - linking theory to practice
Image taken from Climate Visuals - a web site that shares communication principles and example images to promote engagement with climate change.