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This workshop explores common misconceptions between scientific, institutional and public understandings of climate change and examines how more effective methods of communication and behaviour change may be developed. It focuses on sharing knowledge and approaches across the sciences, and on breaking down differences of understanding.
The workshop will focus on three-panel discussions with leading UCL, UK and East African figures. Panellists will present short “think pieces” designed to stimulate debate with the audience.
Attendance is open to all on a first-come-first-served basis.
This paper, published in the Environment and Urbanization journal, reflects on the tension in ‘exclusionary’ cities created through strategies that privilege economic growth and result in many people being left behind. It explores three levels of inclusive urbanization: eliminating discriminatory exclusion, giving the disadvantaged a bigger voice in existing institutions, and guaranteeing human rights.
It then examines how more inclusive urbanization can be achieved and how this relates to the Sustainable Development Goals (part of the 2030 Agenda). The world’s governments have committed themselves to balanced development that integrates economic, social and environmental goals, and have pledged that “no one will be left behind”. Inclusive urbanization is needed to achieve this balance, and to move the world towards the progressive realization of human rights for all.
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This study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives looks at how the news media cover climate change and how this in turn has a strong impact on how citizens understand and engage with the issue. This study identifies ways in which media either create “climate cynicism” or help build more positive public engagement.