As several decades of awareness-raising and initiatives to engage the public have shown, climate change doesn’t communicate itself. A burgeoning evidence base on the social science of climate change communication now provides many explanations for why engaging in climate communication can be challenging. Climate science is filled with uncertainties, and becomes an obstacle for communicating with non-scientists, students and the general public. For some, the topic can seem abstract and intangible and for others the abstract numbers and statistics to describe climate change can feel overwhelming from their day-to-day perspective. In some cases the issue is politically polarising and sensitive, in others there is absence of public and political discussion on climate issues. This webinar offers a common platform to two groups of people: The Future Generation and Communicators to discuss “Communicating climate urgency: How to get our message right”.
The webinar is hosted by the Global Centre for Environment and Energy, Ahmedabad University under “Solve Climate by 2030” on 7th April 2021. The centre is part of the collaboration led by Bard College, USA and the Open Society University Network. Over 100 universities worldwide will be hosting a webinar on 7th April 2021 on various themes relevant to their regions. The project’s main aim is to #MakeClimateAClass, these webinars will be made public, for any students, educators,colleges, universities, civil societies and organisations to use as a resource and educational material.
For more details about the project please visit: https://www.solveclimateby2030.org/ Global Centre for Environment and Energy, Ahmedabad University hosts the Technical Support Unit of UNs Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). You can find out more details about us here
Bhuvana Venkatesh, 10 th Grade Student, Kensri School and College, Bengaluru.
Raj Shah, MBA Class of 2022, Ahmedabad University
Bijal Vachharajani, Author and Senior Editor at Pratham Books
Parth Shastri, Senior Assistant Editor at The Times of India, Ahmedabad