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Encouraging sustainable behaviour

There is now a great deal of information available about how to promote sustainable behaviours – but it can be confusing identifying the evidence that really matters.

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Communicating climate science

The evidence for climate change is so overwhelming that you might expect the facts to speak for themselves. Unfortunately they don't - which means that using the most effective methods for communicating climate science is critical.

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Communicating climate change

What is the best way to create written or spoken materials that really inspire people?

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Communicating uncertainty in climate science

Uncertainty about climate change is a major barrier to public engagement. But how much uncertainty is there about the facts of climate change, and how can uncertainty be better communicated?

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Breaking bad habits & creating good ones

A huge amount of energy use is habitual. So how can bad energy habits be broken, and good ones put in their place?

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Visual communication of climate change

Images are powerful communication tools – but they have proven to be something of a sticking point for climate change communicators. How can images best be used to communicate climate change?

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Latest blog posts

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Are kids being ‘brainwashed’ on climate change? A teacher responds

Luke Sinnick argues that a recent report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation is selective and biased in its use of evidence: kids are not being 'brainwashed' on climate change.

Apr 16, 2014 No Comments
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Don’t give up on engaging conservatives

Paul Connor argues that social psychology findings give hope that conservative audiences can be engaged on climate change.

Apr 14, 2014 No Comments
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COIN’s research informs new climate campaign

How narrative workshops informed a national campaign: Summary of a report for the Climate Coalition

Apr 11, 2014 No Comments
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Must try harder’ on climate change communication

The BBC and the UK government have been singled out for criticism in a new report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on climate change communication

Apr 2, 2014 1 Comment
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A symphony of reason and emotion

Why pit thoughts and feelings against each other, asks guest blogger Sander van der Linden...climate change is in reality a 'symphony of reason and emotion'.

Mar 25, 2014 No Comments
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Unsustainable practices: why electric cars are a failure of ambition

In this guest post by Nicola Spurling and Dan Welch, of the Sustainable Practices Research Group, they argue that a focus on ‘techno-fix’ solutions to climate change like electric cars simply perpetuate current (unsustainable) practices and represent a failure of ambition.

Feb 28, 2014 2 Comments
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