Conversations about climate change at the science-policy interface and in our lives are stuck. In this presentation, Maxwell Boykoff will explain how to get them unstuck by integrating lessons from the social sciences and humanities. Professor Boykoff’s research shows there is no “silver bullet” for successful communication about climate change. Instead, a “silver buckshot” approach is needed, using strategies that reach different audiences in different contexts. Tactics emanating from this approach can then significantly improve efforts that seek meaningful, substantive and sustained responses to contemporary climate challenges. Professor Boykoff argues it can also help effectively re-capture a common or middle ground on climate change in the public arena.
Complimentary light refreshments will be served at 5.30pm.
The lecture will begin at 6pm.
This is a free event.