How to teach climate communication

These links connect to pedagogical and learning resources and ideas for shaping teaching practice.

Courses and degree programs

Can the World Become Net Carbon Zero?

Source: University of Birmingham

Summary: Information about the online LLM in Energy and Environmental Law offered by the University of Birmingham.

Seminars and events

GCRF-Agricultural and Food System Resilience

Source: GCRF-AFRICAP: Events

Summary: The website for the GCRF gives a calendar of its upcoming webinars and recordings of its past events.

Priestley International Centre for Climate

Source:Priestley International Centre for Climate

Summary: The Center’s webpage offers links to its blog and to recordings of its past events.

Teaching materials

The Carbon Literacy Project

Source: The Carbon Literacy Trust

Summary: A collection of resources on teaching climate change in higher education.

UN CC: e-Learn

Source: UN CC

Summary: Learning resources for understanding and mitigating climate change.

Teaching strategies

Climate Change

Source: National Geographic Society March 2019

Summary: Overview of climate change, appropriate for students in Grades 5-8.

Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators

Source: Cornell University Press 2018

Summary: A practical book for educators, covering a broad set of topics on climate communication.

Notes on how to access: An open access copy of the book can be downloaded for non-commercial purposes from Cornell Open.

Curriculum Gaps for Adult Climate Literacy

Source: Conversation Science and Practice 2019

Summary: An examination of the content of university climate change courses to offer recommendations on how to produce a more climate-literate population.

Media and the Environment Syllabus Guide

Source: Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 2014

Summary: A syllabus for a course on Media and the Environment.

UNESCO-WJEC-AJE Roundtable: Reporting the Climate Crisis: Reflections Following COP26

Source: Association for Journalism Education 19 October 2021

Summary: Looks at “how climate change science is effectively communicated through the news media and how it is taught within the academy.”

Journalism Education and Climate Change Expert Report

Source: World Journalism Education Conference, 2022

Summary: Professor Christopher Paterson reflects on how journalism educators can best prepare new journalists to produce high-quality reporting on the climate crisis.