‘Keeping the Flame Alive?: Climate Change, the Media and the Public’

Symposium

‘Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability’ network (CCES, MeCCSA) and ‘Living With Environmental Change’ (LWEC, Liverpool University)

Friday 30th May: 10.30a.m.-5.30p.m.

Venue: The Foresight Centre (‘Hope Lounge’), University of Liverpool

To book your free ticket click here and follow ‘Book Event’
(if problems are encountered contact Dr Neil Gavin: gavin@liv.ac.uk)

Climate change as an issue has recently been somewhat eclipsed by economic turbulence in Britain and Europe. Maintaining its profile in the national dialogue is a challenge for many organisations and institutions. This symposium focus on this, drawing on speakers from a range of disciplines. They will present their take on the challenge of keeping the clients, stakeholders and the public, engaged with and informed about climate change, and will speak on their related area of specialisation: media coverage of the issue, challenges in researching this area, attitude formation and change, and public policy in this area. The aim is here is an exchange of ideas, experiences and expertise.

10.30-               Registration

10.50-11.00       Welcome: Dr Neil Gavin (University of Liverpool, LWEC, and CCES Convenor)

11.00-12.20       Dr Neil Gavin (University of Liverpool) ‘The Role of Media Coverage in Keeping the Flame Alive’

Edward Langley & Matt Evans (Ipsos-MORI) ‘Finding a Voice: The Role of Social Research in Understanding Public Opinion on Climate Change’

12.20-1.00         Lunch

1.00-2.30           Saffron O’Neill (Exeter University) ‘Visualisation and Climate Change: Exploring Imagery Through the Communication Cycle’

Lorraine Whitmarsh (Cardiff University) ‘Who Cares About Climate Change? Public Attitudes to Environmental Change’

2.30-3.00           Coffee

3.00-4.45           James Painter ‘Reporting Risk/Uncertainty Around Climate Change: What’s Known and Still to Know’

Keynote: Andrew Miller (Chair, Science & Technology Select Committee) ‘Communicating Climate Change’

Followed by Round table: ‘Where Now for the Mediation & Understanding of Climate Change?’

4.45-5.30           Reception

Expressions of interest in attending can be booked, free, by clicking here (and following ‘Book Event’ on the main ‘Info’ tab)

(if problems are encountered contact Dr Neil Gavin: gavin@liv.ac.uk)

Venue location:   Foresight Centre (‘Hope Lounge’)

http://www.liv.ac.uk/maps/   [‘Campus map (printable PDF)’]

Building 359  –  Grid reference: C10

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