Category Archives: Conferences

Posts about upcoming, current, or past conferences on environmental communication.

CFP: Western States Communication Association Environmental Communication Interest Group

Call for Competitive Papers, Paper Panels, and Alternative Sessions focusing on theory, research, and the practical knowledge of environmental issues and their communicative dimensions.
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COP-15: a change in the climate of democracy

What makes COP-15 a turning point is that a new set of connections are being forged in the heat of the confrontation of active citizens from around the world with the reality of global political-economic power structures. Paul Hawken’s “largest movement in the world,” the movement of movements made up of environmental, social justice, and indigenous rights civil society organizations — which isn’t a movement yet until it begins to move and act in a coordinated manner — and Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s “multitude” — the multiple and internally differentiated force that is, or that can become, capable of acting in common toward a global democracy — are both being born today, in the stark meeting of global justice activism with ecological reality. While the mass media portray COP-15 generally as a struggle between the rich North and the poor South — sometimes, depending on their political preferences, singling out either the US or China (and to a lesser extent India and Brazil) as self-interested bully nations who don’t want to be equal partners within a global climate deal (and with the climate deniers as a weird side-show at the scene) — the message of grassroots global activists is that “a new world is being born.” That message has new slogans and now new images to go with it. And it is filtering down to the places around the world where it will resonate most deeply. Continue reading

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CFP: Environment, Science and Risk Communication

Call for Papers for the Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research. Continue reading

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International Conference on Communication and Environment

A key conference for environmental communicators and scholars is coming up in December in Penang, Malaysia. Continue reading

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Paul Ehrlich to AESS: It’s the Culture

The prominent US environmental scientist implies the need to address culture and consciousness in environmental affairs. Continue reading

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