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The European Climate Communication Officers Network (ECCO) launch conference: Gearing up for AR5

Awarded: NOK 0.25 mill.

CICERO asks for 390 000 NOK in financial support to organise a capacity building conference for European climate science communication officers 22-24 May 2013 in Oslo, Norway. The conference is part of the recently established ECCO network's efforts to p repare the scientific community in Europe, and in particular communications officers working for the home institutions of IPCC authors, for the launch of the IPCC's fifth assessment report. We believe scientists are the best communicators and defenders o f climate science, but scientists cannot operate in a vacuum. They need the support of their home institutions and particularly they rely on support and advice from their communications advisors. However, many science communicators do not have the capaci ty or ability to effectively communicate and defend climate science, nor an international network from where to draw support and advice. The ECCO network and its launch conference "Gearing up for AR5" seeks to address this issue by bringing together 80 to p-level science communicators and communication researchers, climate scientists, and communications officers working for the home institutions of IPCC authors. The conference will contain sessions on: *The science of science communication *IPCC process and history *How to communicate risk and uncertainty *Workshops on how to communicate topics from the WG 1 report *How to sell stories to reporters *How to defend climate science *Stories to inspire: what worked well under AR4 and the role of good foc al points *How to engage policy-makers

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