Sustainabilty Consult Organises Successful Copernicus Climate Change Service Workshop

On behalf of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Sustainability Consult organised a workshop for the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) in Brussels on 16-17 June 2015.

Copernicus

C3S is the European Union's flagship programme on monitoring the Earth's environment using satellite and in-situ observations. The main users of Copernicus services are policymakers who need information to develop environmental legislation.

The first day of the workshop saw speakers from diverse fields present on the opportunities and challenges of communicating on climate change. Topics discussed included how to communicate uncertainty, which visuals and channels are best for communicating climate change and whether to frame climate change positively or negatively.

Workshop Day One

On Day Two, a roundtable discussion on the cost of climate change was followed by group discussions, as participants devised climate change communications campaigns for different audiences such as industry, policymakers, youth and media.

Throughout the workshop, participants were encouraged to outline what tools were missing for effectively communicating on climate change. This will help Copernicus produce a consistent, comprehensive and credible description of the past, current and future climate, providing its users with reliable and up-to-date information.

Workshop Day Two