[ASC-list] Hot Air: Communicating the science of climate change with government, industry and business - Wednesday August 19, register NOW to get early bird discount!

Jenni Metcalfe jenni at econnect.com.au
Fri May 15 03:33:54 UTC 2009

Wednesday, 19 August at the Brisbane Convention Centre as part of the 10th
International Ecology Congress and hosted and organised by Australian
Science Communicators

To register go to:  <http://www.intecol10.org/rego.asp>

A day registration for the Congress will cost $375 if you register before
Friday May 22 (this has been extended from May 16). ASC members will be
refunded $100 on this registration by applying to the membership officer (
<mailto:office at asc.asn.au> office at asc.asn.au) with confirmation of their
Intecol registration details.

The central question this symposium will explore is: given that climate
change is occurring, how can science communicators work with governments,
industry, business and communities to help generate solutions to the
problems it raises? Solutions will focus on reducing greenhouse gas
emissions as well as adapting to climate change. 

This is one of three symposia being organised by the Australian Science
Communicators on communicating the science of climate change. The symposium
includes panel discussions and key note speakers in the morning and
facilitated small group discussions in the afternoon, which seek to answer
questions like:

.        How do politics and economics affect communicating about climate
change science? 

.        Is there a balance between ecological needs and economic needs when
dealing with a changing climate? 

.        How do you communicate the link between ecology and the economy?

.        Can science inform the economy and visa versa? 

.        Can a carbon emissions trading scheme be based on good science?

.        How can good science be brought into policy discussions about
climate change?

.        How can we communicate climate change science with politicians and
industry and business leaders? And involve people in that discussion?



Jenni Metcalfe

Director Econnect Communication

PO Box 734

South Brisbane Q 4101



jenni at econnect.com.au

phone: + 61 7 3846 7111, +0408 551 866

skype:  jenni.metcalfe

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