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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"
Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

7th -9th February 2018: World Symposium on Climate Change Communication, Graz, Austria


Consistent with the need for more cross-sectoral interactions among the various stakeholders working in the field of climate change, the aims of the "2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Communication" are as follows:

  • I.   to provide research institutions, universities, NGOs, government and development aid agencies and enterprises from across the world with an opportunity to display and present their works in the field of climate change communication; 
  • II.  to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of climate change communication initiatives and projects, especially successful initiatives and good practice across the world;
  • III.  to discuss methodological approaches and experiences deriving from case studies and projects, which aim to show how climate change communication may be implemented in practice;
  • IV.  to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for cooperation.

Last but not least, a further aim of the event will be to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences available today. To this purpose, the book "Addressing the Challenges in Communicating Climate Change Across Various Audiences" will be published. The book will provide a comprehensive assessment of the potentials, means and methods to communicate climate change.

It will become a well-used resource by environmental managers, policy makers, planners researchers and students, as we continue to work together to address the challenges related to climate change communication. The Handbook, similar to the “Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation” published in 2015: will be a further volume of the award-winning book series “Climate Change Management” published by Springer,  which since its creation in 2008 has become the  world´s leading book series on climate change management. The decision of the editors as to which papers may be selected and undergo peer review for the book is final.

Profile of Participants

Delegates attending the  "World Symposium on Climate Change Communication" will come from a cross-sectoral range of areas. These are:

  • 1. members of NGOs working with climate change;
  • 2. researchers at universities and research centres;
  • 3. teaching staff at universities;
  • 4. representatives from companies; 
  • 5. representatives from UN and national development and aid agencies working with climate change     adaptation and funding/ executing projects on the ground;
  • 6. members of social movements;
  • 7. project officers and consultants;
  • 8. other people interested in the topic.

It is believed that this wide range of participants will help to outline the need for and the usefulness of integrated approaches towards climate change adaptation across the world, and hence contribute to the further consolidation of this thematic area.

Letzte Änderung: 25.07.17

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2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Communication


Svenja Scheday
International Climate Change Information Programme