International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP)

Recent years have seen a particularly intense increase in the degree of emphasis on climate issues as a whole and in the level of attention paid to climate change in particular. Finding practical, workable and cost-efficient solutions to the problems posed by climate change is now a global priority, and one which links government and non-government organisations as well as the general public in a way not seen before.

But even though climate change is a matter of great scientific relevance and broad general interest, there are many problems related to its communication. Climate change is often regarded as too broad in scope, too abstract in respect of its implementation, too complex and therefore too difficult to understand. Yet much could be gained by ensuring that matters related to climate change are better understood and that people are motivated to engage in the global efforts to address the challenges it poses.

There is thus a perceived need for concrete action to address the problems inherent to the communication of climate change and to undertake a set of information, communication, education and awareness-raising initiatives which will allow it to better understood. It is on the basis of this need that the International Climate Change Information and Research Programme (ICCIRP) has been created.

Origins of the ICCIRP

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Aims

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Target groups

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Activities

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Project: Climate Change Communication across Audiences (2018-2023)

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New research initative: Climate Change Responses and Societies (CCRS, 2019-2030)

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Partners

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Current events

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Secretariat and contact details

Prof. Walter Leal (BSc, PhD, DSc, DL, DLitt)
Chairman

"International Climate Change Information and Research Programme"
Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainable Development and
Climate Change Management"
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Life Sciences
Ulmenliet 20
21033 Hamburg
Germany

Tel.: +49-40-42875-6075
Fax: +49-40-42875-6079
info (@) iccip.net