Talking Climate - a communication resource

Wendy Goldstein, IUCN CEC Deputy Director, recommends this resource to CEC members.

Wendy Goldstein, CEC Deputy Chair

This is a very good resource on climate change communication that links the social science research to practice in communication. A model for CEC on biodiversity?

See George Marshall's video where he talks about talking with people who have dissenting views on climate change by identifying common ground respect >> 

  • hold your own views - explain what you think
  • talk about your personal journey to gain these views
  • worldview
  • offer rewards gained from a change in practice


There is a great deal of research on cli­mate change com­mu­nic­a­tion. But too often this valu­able know­ledge doesn’t reach the people who need it most: cli­mate change com­mu­nic­ators. At the same time, researchers are often unaware of how to pro­mote their work beyond aca­demic journals.

At Talking Climate, the best research evid­ence is trans­lated into prac­tical guides on a wide range of topics, ensuring aca­demics and prac­ti­tioners get the most from cli­mate change com­mu­nic­a­tion research.

With a com­pre­hensive and fre­quently updated data­base of aca­demic papers, a reg­ular news­letter, and a blog fea­turing com­ment and ana­lysis from cli­mate change com­mu­nic­a­tion experts, Talking Climate is the gateway to research on cli­mate change communication.

Talking Climate is a UK-based part­ner­ship between the Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN), the Public Interest Research Centre (PIRC) and the ‘Climate change as com­plex social issue’ research group at the School of Sociology and Social Policy, Nottingham University.

Design, devel­op­ment and main­ten­ance of this web­site was funded by Nottingham University School of Sociology and Social Policy.

Our US and Canadian partner in cli­mate change com­mu­nic­a­tion is Climate Access - the net­work for those enga­ging the public in the trans­form­a­tion to low-carbon, resi­lient communities.

Work area: 
Climate Change
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