Conference to explore how environmental issues can be alleviated through effective communication

Posted by ap507 at Jun 27, 2017 09:55 AM |
University of Leicester to host 2017 Conference on Communication and Environment between 29 June and 2 July

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 27 June 2017

Environmental issues and how they can be alleviated through effective communication will be explored during a prestigious conference hosted at the University of Leicester between 29 June and 2 July.

The conference is the 14th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment run by the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) in collaboration with the University of Leicester’s School of Media, Communication and Sociology.

The conference theme, ‘Democracy, Borders and Public/Political Engagement: Challenges for Environmental Communication’, is particularly important in light of the challenges to environmental policy and protection arising from political changes in the US, in the UK and Europe, and elsewhere in recent times.

The conference will feature a stellar line-up of keynote speakers, including: Natalie Bennett of the Green Party of England and Wales, Dr Adam Corner of Climate Outreach, Roger Harrabin of the BBC, Sönke Lorenzen of Greenpeace International (and the IECA), Professor Graham Murdock of Loughborough University, and Dr Amanda Niode, the Indonesian President’s Special Envoy on Climate Change.

The conference will also feature presentations, panels, workshops, posters and artwork providing additional information.

Anders Hansen, Associate Professor in the University of Leicester’s School of Media, Communication and Sociology, who is organising the event, said: “The conference brings together leading environmental communication scholars and practitioners from around the world for four days of presentations and discussions about how best to address the key challenges facing the environment and environmental communication in these times of rapidly shifting political landscapes.”

The University of Leicester’s School of Media, Communication and Sociology has a long-time and long-term commitment to environmental awareness, research and education, and is honoured to have been chosen to host this prestigious international conference.

The conference will take place at the University of Leicester between 29 June and 2 July

Additional information about the conference is available here: https://theieca.org/conference/coce-2017-leicester

Further information about the IECA is available here: https://theieca.org/about

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For more information contact Anders Hansen on email ash@leicester.ac.uk

 

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