CEC member Diana Pound has organised a great event all about how to effectively communicate about climate change in a way that will inspire positive action over fear. Find out more, and register for your tickets, below:
Learn to Communicate About Nature and Climate to ACTUALLY INSPIRE CHANGE
½ day, online event :
Date: October 19th, 9:20am – 1:00pm | Event tickets here
So much of the communication we give and receive about the nature and climate crisis is along these lines: issues-based, stats and science heavy, and full of doom and gloom. Science trained environmentalists, desperate to be heard and catalyse action, have tried to scare people with the facts thinking it would work. But it doesn’t! Instead of action, we caused the opposite: feelings of helplessness and apathy.
So when you are communicating with others (whether professionals or your friends, family and community) how can you communicate in a way that encourage action?
The answer is the inspiration for this event. Bringing together communication experts from environmental psychology, neuroscience, and behaviour change, we offer you four different perspectives on ‘communication that inspires action’. Following the presentations, interactive workshops will equip you with the practical knowledge and skills to better motivate climate and nature action.
What will you learn?
- How to communicate about the nature and climate crisis effectively
- New tools and skills to engage people and inspire positive action
- The benefits of new ways of communicating
Kris De Meyer is a science communication expert and neuroscientist who uses his knowledge of how the mind and brain work to transform the way people communicate about climate change. Kris is the director of the Climate Action Unit at UCL, championing climate change storytelling and helping communities to create climate-positive action.
Livvy Drake is a sustainability consultant and behaviour change specialist who empowers environmental changemakers to achieve their sustainability goals. The founder of Sustainable Sidekicks, Livvy uses her insights from behavioural science to help communicators, campaigners, and businesses inspire impactful behaviour change.
Charly Cox is an award-winning climate change coach and co-founder of the Climate Change Coaches. Charly recently co-wrote the first book on climate change coaching to help motivate people to overcome powerlessness and embrace change.
Diana Pound is passionate about helping people to communicate better, with over 25 years’ experience in training and facilitating innovative Stakeholder Dialogue. She set up Dialogue Matters in 2000, and trained 2100 people in facilitating effective dialogue and engagement to help create positive actions for nature, climate, and people