Environmental Communication in Europe

EuropeIn the context of the ongoing debate on the possible creation of an international organization on environmental communication I would like to invite readers of this blog to look into the “state of the art” around the world. I’ll start by pointing out a few aspects about Europe. Over the last five years or so, there are ample signs that environmental communication has grown substantially as a field of study on this side of the Atlantic.

These are just a few examples of European initiatives on what is a clearly expanding field, even if, in Europe’s case, somewhat partitioned by linguistic diversity. It would be very interesting to know more about what is going on in other parts of the world. Any volunteers to map the field?

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About Anabela Carvalho

I am Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences of the University of Minho, Portugal, and Chair of the Science and Environment Communication Section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association).
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2 Responses to Environmental Communication in Europe

  1. Rik says:

    A path-breaking article in this regard would be Piyush Mathur’s
    “Environmental Communication in the Information Society: The Blueprint from Europe” (2009), which came out in The Information Society.

  2. Anabela,

    Thanks for the great links. I live in Rome and attended last fall a conference in Venice called Environment: From Global Warnings to Media Alert, which was sponsored by Gorbechev’s World Political Forum (based in Turin). It was largely a gathering of professional associations and journalists, but showed signs of concern among professional media makers in Europe of the need to better communicate the dangers of the global environmental crisis. Hopefully we’ll cross paths sometime.

    Antonio Lopez
    John Cabot University (Rome)

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