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Climate Visuals

An image library catalysing a new visual language for climate change that embody people-centred narratives and positive solutions. Creators of the Seven UK Audience Segments.

Art Advocacy and Climate Justice

This study maps out the multiple ways in which art can function as a medium to advocate for climate justice. It presents ten case studies and concludes with opportunities, challenges and recommendations to foster “artivism” for climate justice.

Artistic representations of data can help bridge the US political divide over climate change

  • Publication year: 2023
  • Journal: Communications Earth & Environment
  • Authors: Nan Li, Isabel Villanueva, Thomas Jilk and Dominique Brossard
  • Post category:Academic Papers

This unprecedented research found that artistic visualizations of climate change elicited stronger positive emotions than informationally equivalent data graphs but did not differ in their perceived credibility or effectiveness as visual aids for learning. Artistic visualizations appeared to mitigate the political division in viewers’ perceived relevance of climate change.

Telling a better visual story about climate change

Thousands of images of climate change are shared around the world daily, but our understanding of how people interpret such images is limited. To address this and give communicators practical guidance, Climate Outreach conducted international social research to build a detailed picture of how people respond to different images of climate change. On this call speakers discuss 7 principles for more effective visual communication about climate change.

Changing minds, not the climate: Using transformative communication to activate citizens, strengthen capacities, and inspire climate action

  • Year of release: 2023
  • Organization/Speaker: UN Climate Change and Transformative Urban Coalitions
  • Post category:Webinars & Talks

Narratives are needed to activate citizens around the world to take climate action. This PCCB Network session brought together different actors from around the world who are doing things differently. Filmmakers, photographers, digital storytellers, podcasters and scientists shared their experiences in a talk show format, on how to engage citizens, raise awareness and strengthen capacities through transformative communication.

Engaging the Public on Climate Change: Climate Outreach Training

George Marshall is Europe’s leading specialist in public engagement on climate change. In this workshop he covers a wide range of topics linked to effective climate communications. He discusses challenges such as psychological distancing, not involving the right messangers, and the opportunities we can harness to engage many more people.

Climate Visuals: Seven principles for visual climate change communication

  • Publication year: 2015
  • Publishing organization: Climate Outreach
  • Post category:Guides & Reports

The report summarises research with members of the public: Four structured discussion groups (with a total of 32 citizens) were held: two in London, and two in Berlin. Participants responded to dozens of climate images, engaging in detailed discussions about what they saw. Following this, an international online survey of 3,014 people was conducted, with participants split equally between the UK, Germany and the US. The survey allowed us to test a smaller number of images with a much larger number of people.