Engaging Communities and Communicating Climate Change: A two part event

Date 25 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00
Venue University of Edinburgh

This Engaging  communities and Communicating Climate Change event will open with a Community Engagement Topic Support Network meeting and will be followed by a Communicating Climate Change session ran by the Climate Psychology Alliance Scotland.

Both parts of the day are available to book separately if you only wish to attend one part. If you would like to attend for the full day please select the booking option for 'Both'.

The Community Engagement Topic Support Network meeting will take place 10am-1pm. This session will include:

  • Developing a Community Garden at the University of Glasgow
    Stewart Miller, University of Glasgow
  • Aberdeen Adapts: Engaging communities in Adaptation thinking through art
    Gemma Lawrence, Creative Carbon
  • New Dialogics project - Broadening engagement: Using art to account for climate change
    John Thorne, Glasgow School of Art
  • Launching the community group - ‘Edinburgh Local’
    Sarah Anderson, The University of Edinburgh
  • Keep Scotland Beautiful Community Engagement
    Heather McLaughlin, Keep Scotland Beautiful 

The Communicating Climate Change session will take place 2pm-5pm. This session will include:


In January 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a communications handbook for use by scientists in explaining climate change.

This meeting will take a look at the handbook through the climate psychology lens. We'll discuss how effective the handbook is at addressing people's emotional reactions to climate change. Does it address underlying anxieties? And how might we do things differently?

To attend you only need to have an interest in communication on climate change, and creating effective action. No psychological or sociological experience is required.

Download the handbook here.

Hosted by the co-Chair of CPA Scotland Dr Catherine Happer, University of Glasgow, and CPA Scotland Secretary John Thorne, Glasgow School of Art. 

The full agenda for both sessions will be circulated shortly.
Delivered by EAUC