From information to action – communication for change

Event Type
Development and Climate Days 2018

Katowice, Poland, 09.12.2018


German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Public awareness and participation are fundamental for enhancing actions under the Paris Agreement. Communication should play a vital role in providing the public with access to information in a form that is both easily understandable and motivates people to act for climate. However, climate communications faces various challenges: from oversimplifying facts to climate denial and fake news. This session aims at illuminating new ways of reaching out and transforming knowledge into action while searching for answers to the essential question how to engage about the climate crisis with people who are struggling with severe challenges in their day-to-day life..?

The session started with visual examples of engaging campaigns and ended with a project parkour where participants could contribute their own ideas.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Laurie Goering (Thomson Reuter Foundation)
  • Binbin Wang (China4C)
  • Sonia Whitehead (BBC Media Action)
  • Adriana Valenzuela (UNFCCC)
  • Aaron Gray-Block (Greenpeace International)

Session Facilitator and moderator: Astrid Dirksen

Hinweis / Please note

Während unserer Veranstaltungen werden z.T. Foto- und/oder Filmaufnahmen gemacht, die für Zwecke der Veranstaltungsberichterstattung und allgemeinen Öffentlichkeitsarbeit in verschiedenen Medien veröffentlicht werden. Sie haben jederzeit das Recht, die Foto- oder Videograf*innen darauf hinzuweisen, dass Sie nicht aufgenommen werden möchten.

During our events photos and/or videos may be taken which may be published in various media for the purposes of documentation and PR activities. You have the right at any time to point out to the photographer or videographer that you do not want to be photographed or filmed.

Event information

Date / h
09.12.2018 / 12:30 - 14:00


Hotel Diament Arsenal
Paderewskiego 35
41-500 Chorzów
Katowice, Poland

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