April 16-17, 2015 | New York, NY, USA | Climate Change

Understanding and Communicating the Groundswell of Climate Actions

Invitation Only

This workshop, held from April 16-17 in New York, NY, is sponsored and hosted by Yale University’s Center for Environmental Law and Policy, NRDC, the Stanley Center, and the Century Foundation. It will convene leading analysts, communicators, practitioners, and policymakers to address important questions related to the best way of communicating and understanding the thousands of actions that individual countries, cities, regions, private companies, and civil society groups are taking now to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Important questions remain in understanding the impact of these initiatives and how to increase accountability. How do these initiatives contribute to national mitigation pledges, and how can we best assess the financing, technology transfer, and sustainable development cobenefits of initiatives?

How can we best communicate to the media and the public–in a positive, pragmatic manner–about the groundswell of actions and its critical importance in addressing the climate crisis? How can we ensure that governments, industry, and other key audiences hear this message, resulting in further ambitions by national governments in the post-2020 climate regime?

Building stronger communication between researchers and communicators is one important method of increasing clarity for communication experts and their audiences around the scope and nuances of this groundswell of actions. At the same time, analysts can learn where the most urgent research gaps are, how best to present and communicate their findings, and receive feedback for high-impact research questions.

This meeting is one of a series of workshops convened by the Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Action.


Rei Tang

Program Officer
Climate Change