Democracy, Borders and Public/Political Engagement: Challenges for Environmental Communication

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School of Media, Communication and Sociology to host major international conference on communication and environment

The School of Media, Communication and Sociology is delighted to host the 2017 Conference on Communication and Environment, with the theme Democracy, Borders and Public/Political Engagement: Challenges for Environmental Communication. This is the fourteenth biennial conference and is run by the International Environmental Communication Association, whose mission is ‘to foster effective and inspiring communication that alleviates environmental issues and conflicts, and solves the problems that cause them’.

The stellar line-up of keynote speakers includes Natalie Bennett of the Green Party of England and Wales, Adam Corner of Climate Outreach, Roger Harrabin of the BBC, Sönke Lorenzen of Greenpeace International (and the IECA), Graham Murdock of Loughborough University, and Amanda Niode, the Indonesian President’s Special Envoy on Climate Change. In addition, the conference features an amazing programme of presentations, panels, workshops, posters and artwork.

The University of Leicester is very well-placed to host this conference, given its long-time and long-term commitment to environmental awareness, research and education. It has recently updated its Environmental Sustainability Strategy (2015-2020), embedding it into the heart of what we teach and research. The city of Leicester itself was designated Britain's first Environment City in 2000, in recognition of its work to promote green spaces, sustainability and recycling.

The local academic organising committee, chaired by Anders Hansen, is honoured to have been chosen to host COCE 2017 and is endeavouring to make this conference as green as possible. They look forward to welcoming a wide range of international delegates to Leicester, who will be able to participate in vibrant and critical discussions about how we - as environmental communication researchers and practitioners - can help address the key challenges facing the environment and environmental communication.

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