“I think people are going to be thinking about climate change misinformation quite a lot [in 2022]”

Groups spreading misinformation about Covid-19 lockdowns and vaccines are starting to use the same language to spread conspiracy theories about climate change, experts have warned. Covid-19 conspiracy theorists are starting to use terms such as “green lockdowns”. The term refers to the belief that, in future, people will be regularly forced to stay at home … Continue reading “I think people are going to be thinking about climate change misinformation quite a lot [in 2022]”

Important new reports from EC Joint Research Centre

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has recently published two important reports.   Mobilizing citizens to invest in energy efficiency One example of a way for citizens to contribute to the low-carbon energy transition is by investing in energy efficiency (EE). However, there are still multiple barriers that make the socially optimal level of adoption … Continue reading Important new reports from EC Joint Research Centre

Often overlooked as an obstacle to climate action, lobbying has come into the spotlight at COP26

Lobbyists are pushing the climate to dangerous extremes by blocking or diluting policies that would reduce the burning of fossil fuels. Ajit Niranjan provides his views on lobbying in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   COP26: Lobbying threat to global climate action As world leaders meet for a landmark summit to cut carbon … Continue reading Often overlooked as an obstacle to climate action, lobbying has come into the spotlight at COP26

Julie’s Bicycle calls on governments to address the gap between culture and environment policy

As the world’s governments negotiate policy to effectively limit climate change at COP26 in Glasgow, there is a crucial gap: culture policy. The cultural sector - the arts, creative industries and heritage - can make a crucial contribution to accelerating environmental action. Culture is vital to national economies, contributing creative skills and innovation, and influencing lifestyles, … Continue reading Julie’s Bicycle calls on governments to address the gap between culture and environment policy

Lesson on contacting politicians about climate change

Seth Wynes, Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment at Concordia University in Montreal discusses in an article on The Conversation website about what works most effectively in contacting your local politician. This comes from Canada but may also apply to your country. What approach has been most effective for you?   … Continue reading Lesson on contacting politicians about climate change

MyEnergy2050 Podcast – check out this podcast series

The MyEnergy2050 platform highlights the people building a clean and sustainable energy system. The founder, Michael LaBelle, an associate professor at Central European University, wants to tell the story of their work on their path towards a zero-emissions energy system by 2050. Engaging content in a variety of media formats. MyEnergy2050 website was founded to … Continue reading MyEnergy2050 Podcast – check out this podcast series

Rupert Murdoch eases climate change scepticism ahead of COP26

The media mogul Rupert Murdoch hopes to become the ‘hero of COP26’ by performing an about-turn over climate change, as advertisers pile on the pressure. Adam Sherwin explains in an article on the inews website.   Rupert Murdoch’s Australian media empire begins to ease decades-long climate change scepticism Rupert Murdoch has bowed to political and … Continue reading Rupert Murdoch eases climate change scepticism ahead of COP26

IPCC 6th Assessment Report – the authors understand the urgency of communicating the message effectively

Simon Torok, Honorary Fellow, School of Earth Sciences at The University of Melbourne; James Goldie, Senior Knowledge Broker at Monash University; and Linden Ashcroft, Lecturer in climate science and science communication at The University of Melbourne discuss the importance of effective communication in an article on The Conversation website.   Communicating climate change has never … Continue reading IPCC 6th Assessment Report – the authors understand the urgency of communicating the message effectively

Stories of climate solutions unlock people’s sense of efficacy and agency in the face of impending danger

The notion that humanity should have known, or should have done something about the crisis earlier — that we should be ashamed for our lack of inaction — is unhelpful for dealing with the climate crisis. Kamyar Razavi, PhD candidate in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada discusses the … Continue reading Stories of climate solutions unlock people’s sense of efficacy and agency in the face of impending danger

Disappointment in new climate information hub for SMEs in Britain

Opened to great fanfare, the UK government-backed Business Climate Hub has come in for criticism from small businesses that hoped it would help them to cut their carbon emissions and provide a simple reporting guide. Richard Tyler explains in an article on The Times website.   Climate hub ‘sends small firms on wild goose chase’ … Continue reading Disappointment in new climate information hub for SMEs in Britain