On February the 8th, 2011 The British Council, CICERO, and Oxford Global Media will hold a conference at The House of Literature in Oslo focusing on the media and climate change. The conference is called "Carbonundrums: From Science to Headlines - Climate reporting and communication in Norway and the
UK" and features two central Ceresians: Paddy Coulter and Atle Midttun.
On February the 8th, 2011 The British Council, CICERO, and Oxford Global Media will hold a conference at The House of Literature in Oslo focusing on media and climate change. The conference is called "Carbonundrums: From Science to Headlines" and features two central Ceresians: Paddy Coulter and Atle Midttun.
The overall aim of the seminar is threefold: to improve understanding of how to communicate climate change efficiently; to learn and discuss the quality of coverage and the type of stories that predominate in climate change reporting; and to contribute to knowledge transfer between on the one hand scientists and academics, and on the other hand the science communicators and media professionals.
Atle Midttun will hold a presentation on "The State of Climate Change Reporting in Norway and the UK: Comparing the Average." The presentation is based on CERES21 research and will take place at 09.50.
Paddy Coulter will open the conference with a talk on "Climate Reporting - a Global Snapshot."
Other participants include Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim, Bob Ward (LSE), Alister Doyle (Reuters), Fred Pearce (author of The Climate Files), Fiona Fox (Science Media Center), and Ottar Hellevik (University of Oslo).
The conference consists of two parts: a day session from 09.00 to 16.30 and an evening session from 17.00-19.00. It is possible to sign up for each session seperately.
Download the complete programme here.
For registration, click here.