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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

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

Structure of the Event

The "2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Communication” will be organised in two main strands:

Strand 1: the displays

Participants and organisations will be able to put-up poster displays describing their works and projects, and to distribute the relevant information to the participants. The poster displays will be the backbone of the event and will allow close, one-to-one contacts between the participants and the exhibitors.

Strand 2: the presentations
A set of presentations will be organised, distributed over parallel sessions dealing with some of the issues of strategic value in the field of climate change adaptation. These are:

  • Session 1: The theory of  climate change communication (this section includes literature reviews, psychological analyses, scholarly research and theoretical considerations on climate change communication)
  • Session 2: The practice of climate change communication (this section includes practical projects and education and training programmes and initiatives on climate change communication)

The plenary and parallel sessions, as well as the social events, will provide participants with an outstanding opportunity to interact, network and learn about the latest ideas, projects and practices, mainstreaming climate change communication across the world.


The "2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Communcation" will be held on 7th–9th February 2018 in Graz, Austria. Graz is a major Austrian city, and its airport has many international connections. There are also frequent train connections to Vienna International Airport. The schedule is as follows:

7th February 2018:
Arrival, registration (I) and set-up of displays
Evening: Free

8th February 2018
Morning: Registration (II), Plenary and Sessions
Afternoon: Plenary and Sessions
Evening: Reception
9th February 2018
Morning: Plenary and Sessions, Exhibition and visit to displays
Afternoon: Plenary and Sessions, Exhibition and visit to displays
Round-table with key experts & Conclusions with the hand over of the Awards for the best papers

In order to ensure an efficient use of the time, delegates are kindly asked to organise their travel in a way that allows them to arrive in Graz in the course of 7th February 2018, and travel back on or after 10th February 2018, so they can fully take part in the Symposium.

Fees and Charges

A discounted fee of  Euro 300 (professionals) or Euro 150 (for students) plus 19% VAT, will be charged to those who register until 30th November 2017 (early bird registration). After that,  delegates will need to pay the full fee of  Euro 350 and Euro 200 respectively  (plus 19% VAT). The fee includes lunches and coffee breaks on 8th and 9th February 2018 as well as the evening reception on 8th February 2018. Furthermore, the fee includes a on-line copy of the "Addressing the Challenges in Communicating Climate Change Across Various Audiences", to be made available to the participants.

Interested people and organisations are encouraged to register by completing the application form provided. This is a self-funded event and the organisers are unable to pay any travel or accommodation costs of any kind. They are however happy to issue letters of invitation to support delegates to request funding for their participation.  

Letzte Änderung: 25.07.17

An die Redaktion

2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Communication


Svenja Scheday
International Climate Change Information Programme