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Online Conference on Climate Change Communication: Listening, Storytelling, Networking

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Climate change, climate crisis, climate emergency: How do we find the right words to talk about global warming and to foster sustainability? At the conference, participants can expect inputs on political framing and communication, interactive workshops with practical examples, networking opportunities, inspiring short videos - and all this online!

In these times of home office, closed borders and digitalization, online formats offer good opportunities for exchange. Especially now, it is important to work for more climate protection to ensure that the climate crisis does not disappear from the political and media agenda. Join the discussion and get to know the possibilities offered by online conferences.


Language, thoughts and political framing
Elisabeth Wehling, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

Climate Change and Psychology
Per Espen Stoknes, Center for Green Growth, Norwegian Business School

Political framework: Is the climate crisis also a communication crisis?
Christoph Hofinger, Institute for Social Research and Consulting, Vienna

Climate Change: The Value of Narratives, Storytelling and Language
Martin Reisigl, University of Vienna

Workshops and inputs

Climate spring, climate protection in everyday life,
adaptation strategies from Meran, the charter of Budoia, climate game 100max,
activities of the Alpine Climate Board

Short films on the climate crisis

among others by Fridays for Future and Gobelins Film School

Interactive breaks

with yoga and a walk through Bozen 

Language: Keynotes and plenary exchanges will be proposed in the four Alpine languages and English. Workshops and break will be in English.

Programme: A detailed programme will follow in early June

Registration: The conference is free of charge. Registration until 14 June 2020 here.

This online conference is supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the Federal Ministry of the Republic of Austria for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology and the Autonomous Province of Bozen - South Tyrol.

Online - Zoom
CIPRA - living in the alps
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