Mediated Climate Change in an Uncertain World

cces-uwe-dec-2010.jpgThe ‘Mediated Climate Change in an Uncertain World’ event is part of a set of launch initiatives associated with the Climate Change, Sustainability and Environment Network (CCES). We will also have a panel at the forthcoming MeCCSA conference at Salford University, Manchester in January 2001, and are planning a symposium at Bournemouth University on 4th March 2011 (‘Mediating Environmental Change: Exploring the Way Forward’).

The ‘Mediated Climate Change in an Uncertain World’ seminar will be a free and informal affair, starting mid-morning. It will involve talks from an academic (Dr Neil Gavin, the CCES Convenor), a documentary film maker and campaigning activist in the field of climate change (Emily James), and a journalist and blogger who writes in this domain (Graham Wayne). But this will be the preamble to full and open discussion.

There are a number of objectives for this event. We will explore current research themes in the area of mediated climate change, and look at the relationship between the work of the scholarly community, and stakeholders and practitioners in the area. We also want to look at the challenges faced by those who write, broadcast and blog in this domain, and their sense of the likely future opportunities to get the issues across. Finally, we will be exploring how the CCSE might develop in future.

Location: The Leadworks, Anchor Square, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB

All expressions of interest in attending this event are to be directed to Govinda Dickman (Govinda.Dickman@uwe.ac.uk).

Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability Network (CCES)

The CCES was established to draw together scholars practitioners and stakeholders, interested in the mediation of climate change. Its aims and objectives are outlined on the CCES’s MeCCSA webpage (http://www.meccsa.org.uk/climate-change-network/). These include engaging with policy-makers, practitioners and those teaching in this area in FE and HE, as well as facilitating research communication and collaboration. A sense of current plans and initiatives around the CCES can be drawn from a recent article by the Network’s Convenor in Issue 15 of MeCCSA newsletter ‘Three-D’

Posted by Einar Thorsen