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Climate Change Adaptation Workshops: A Planning Guide for Local Government Staff
Description: "The Climate Change Adaptation Workshop Planning Guide is a tool to support public agencies to begin identifying and implementing climate change adaptation strategies. Public sector agencies face the significant challenge of responding to the many effects
Publication Date: Jul 1, 2018
Topics: Adaptation / Climate Change Communication /

Stop preaching to the converted (Commentary)
Description: "Traditional moral arguments fail to persuade conservative climate sceptics. Pope Francis' gifting of his climate encyclical to President Trump prior to his leaving the Paris Agreement shows that even a religious leader's persuasive power is constrained b
Publication Date: Aug 2, 2017
Topics: Climate Change Communication / Politics, laws, United Nations, etc. /

How are WUCA Utilities Communicating About Climate Change?
Description: "In the interest of sharing knowledge about how members communicate about climate change, and what challenges they face in doing so, WUCA conducted a seven-question communications survey in 2016 as part of its annual work plan. In general, questions focus
Source: Water Utility Climate Alliance
Publication Date: May 31, 2017
Topics: Water utilities guidance / Climate Change Communication /

Communicating Science Effectively
Description: "Science and technology are embedded in virtually every aspect of modern life. As a result, people face an increasing need to integrate information from science with their personal values and other considerations as they make important life decisions abou
Source: National Academies
Publication Date: Jan 10, 2017
Topics: Politics, laws, United Nations, etc. / Climate Change Communication /

Getting the Message Out (Climate Change)
Description: "How can we connect the dots for people in our communities about climate impacts? This webinar aimed to build participants’ skills in targeting communication strategies and messaging to effectively engage and strengthen community support. This webinar cov
Source: Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience (Antioch Univ. New England)
Publication Date: Mar 26, 2015
Topics: Adaptation / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Video Training / Climate Change Communication /

Effective Climate Change Communication for Water Utilities
Description: "This project produced a guidance document to assist water utilities in communicating about climate change, with an emphasis on building support for water utility climate-related adaptation or mitigation investments or projects. A message mapping workshee
Source: Water Research Foundation
Publication Date: Sep 12, 2014
Topics: Water utilities guidance / Climate Change Communication /

Communication of the role of natural variability in future North American climate
Description: "As climate models improve, decision-makers' expectations for accurate climate predictions are growing. Natural climate variability, however, poses inherent limits to climate predictability and the related goal of adaptation guidance in many places, as il
Publication Date: Nov 14, 2012
Topics: Adaptation / Models and Tools / Climate Change Communication /

Communicating Climate Change and Water Linkages in the West: Guidelines and Toolkit
Description: Advice on crafting messages for Western stakeholders and the public
Publication Date: Sep 1, 2009
Topics: Politics, laws, United Nations, etc. / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water utilities guidance / Climate Change Communication /

Best practice approaches for characterizing, communicating, and incorporating scientific uncertainty in decisionmaking: Final Report, Synthesis and Assessment Product 5.2
Description: How scientific and technical personnel can explain climate uncertainty to policy makers. (SAP 5.2)
Source: United States. Climate Change Science Program
Publication Date: Jan 16, 2009
Topics: Research / Climate Change Communication /


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