Climate change is a difficult issue to communicate effectively to encourage action. Some of the approaches and communication tools used successfully in the following case studies include:
- Stories scenarios and visions
- The String game
- The Climatic board game
- Schools making Films
- School Innovation projects
- Community and Sector group workshops
- Photos/maps - GIS mapping
- study visits – face to face & community to community
- Sell the sizzle
- The Psychology of climate change communication
- Clim-ATIC Communicating Climate Change podcast
Interactive games can be a useful way of getting productive conversation going in a group over a difficult subject such a climate change. Simple games are best where there are no right or wrong answers and everyone can take part.
Breaking ice - the human face of climate change
Exhibitions which focus on climate change and adaptation seen from local perspectives are of interest for both the growing number of international visitors and the Greenlandic people, to help create more awareness about the adaptation challenges and opportunities connected with climate change.
Climatable is an interactive table with 4 unique hotspots for 4 different datasets or measurements. The data is related to climate change: co2 level, annual mean temperature change, sea ice extent and sea level. The user can choose a year from the dataset and see and hear the climate changing from 1850 to 2009.
Films - Lapland
Two films where made by Students of the University of Lapland:
THE UNSINKABLE LAPLAND and NORTHERN WISDOM / Pohjoista Wiisautta.
Filming took place in several different locations in the city of Rovaniemi, municipality of Kittilä and Levi Ski resort.
Films - Scotland
Pupils from nine Primary Schools across the Cairngorm National Park made films about potential climate change impacts on the Park and how it is and can adapt.
The method called “The Flashes of Genius” was combined with climate change adaptation information in schools as a new theme for innovation.