The Tree regularly produces podcasts on how to best communicate climate issues. Climate change can be complicated to talk about, so these conversations about communicating climate change are aimed at shedding light on communicating climate change.

Let’s talk about coal, climate and health

With the health impacts of coal power continuing to cause massive problems around the world, the GCCA’s Ziona Eyob discusses how to communicate these impacts with HEAL’s Vlatka Matkovic Puljic and Dr. Courtney Howard from CAPE.


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Faith and climate change: How to communicate with faith audiences

The Tree team talks to George Marshall, Co-Founder and Director of Projects at Climate Outreach, Allen Ottaro, Executive Director at Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa and Nana Firman from the Green Mosque Initiative for the Islamic Society of North America about communicating climate change with faith audiences.


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Breaking Free from fossil fuels: Talking about coal and infrastructure

With a massive wave of public actions planned for May 2016, 350.org’s Matt Leonard, Tim Ratcliff and Melanie Mattauch join Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska and Elif Gunduzyeli of CAN International to explain the best ways of communicating coal, fossil fuel infrastructure and mass mobilizations in a post-Paris world.


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Methane leaks: Communicating a climate and health threat

Dr. Sandra Steingraber and Alex Nagey of Food and Water Watch talk the Porter Ranch methane disaster and how methane from fracked gas continues threaten the planet and communities.


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Communicating COP21: What you really need to know

Christian Teriete of the Global Call for Climate Action and Keya Chatterjee of the US Climate Action Network explain the fundamentals of the Paris Climate Negotiations.


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Communicating Adaptation and Resilience

With 2015 set to be the hottest year on record and having already seen a slew of extreme weather events in recent months, climate adaptation and resilience are at the forefronts of governments’ minds as they head to the UN climate conference in Paris. Frank Nutter, from the American Reinvestment Association, Adam Corner from Climate Outreach and Sven Harmeling from Care International explore the issue.


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Tree Call on communicating climate finance

Climate finance is set to be a critical issue as governments work to implement the new global climate regime and ensure vulnerable nations can adapt to climate change and maximise their mitigation efforts. Sandra Guzman from the Mexican Center of Environmental Law, and Lies Craeynest from Oxfam International explore how to communicate on this issue.


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Fossil fuel subsidies – how do we talk about them?

Governments still give vast amounts of taxpayer money to coal, oil and gas companies. Why do they do it, and how can climate communicators put pressure on them to change? David Turnbull from Oil Change International and Elif Gunduzyeli from Climate Action Network Europe discuss


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Workers, jobs and climate change: reaching a trade union audience

Anabella Rosemberg from the International Trade Union Confederation and Joe Uehlein from the Labor Network for Sustainability discuss how to talk climate change and jobs, and explain the ‘just transition’.


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Extreme weather and climate change: a communications conversation

Hunter Cutting of Climate Nexus and Forbes Tompkins of WRI talk with Andrew Schenkel about the best practices about connecting extreme weather events to climate change.


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The Clean Power Plan: Communicating it from a climate, health and economic perspective

Miles Grant and Jim Murphy of the National Wildlife Federation join Andrew Schenkel to discuss a central piece of the Obama administration’s efforts to reduce dangerous carbon emissions from coal power plants in the US.


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Health and climate change: Communicating the latest Lancet report

Nick Watts of the Global Climate and Health Alliance, Benn Grover of Health Care Without Harm and Catherine Thomasson of Physicians for Social Responsibility join Andrew Schenkel to talk about the best way to communicating the findings in the latest study from the Lancet Commission.On June 23rd the highly regarded Lancet Commission will be delivering a report on the health impacts, along with policy recommendations, as they relate to climate change.


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Communicating Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical

Pope Francis will deliver a strong climate message in June when he issues his first Encyclical. Patrick Carolan of the Franciscan Action Network, Fletcher Harper of Green Faith and Joe Ware of Christian Aid join the GCCA’s Andrew Schenkel to talk about the best ways to communicate this.


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Tips for communicating corporate support for climate action

Ryan Cunningham and Aimee Christensen discuss the best practices for how to push companies to take on climate change and call for better polices for slashing emissions while growing the economy.


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The United States and the Paris climate process

Hunter Cutting of Climate Nexus, Alden Meyer of the Union of Concerned Scientists and Ria Voorhaar of CAN International discuss the US’s role in the upcoming Paris climate meetings and the best ways to communicate it.


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The EU’s INDC proposal: What it means and how to communicate it

The Tree’s Philippa Nuttall Jones talks with WWF‘s Jason Anderson, E3G‘s Liz Gallaghar and CAN International‘s Ria Voorhaar about what to expect from the EU when it comes to its offer for this year’s Paris Climate meetings and how to communicate it. Listen to the podcast here.


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Solar prices drop as clean energy becomes cost competitive

Daniel Fuerstenwerth, scientific project coordinator at Agora Energiewende, discusses a new report on the price of solar power. Solar energy has seen a rapid drop in price over the last decade and is already cost competitive in many place in the world. Now, this analysis shows that solar will be the most inexpensive power source all around the world by midcentury.


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Communicating around divestment

Nicolò Wojewoda of 350.org, Jonathan Hoare of ShareAction, and Isobel Braithwaite, former national coordinator of Healthy Planet UK and co-author of the report “Unhealthy Investments,” discuss using public pressure and shareholder activism to engage institutions on the issue of divestment.


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The impact volatile oil prices on the renewable energy transition

Steve Kretzmann of Oil Change International and Tim Buckley of the Institute of Energy Economics & Financial Analysis discuss how volatile oil prices and the recent price crash are affecting the global transition to renewable energy.


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G20, Australia, and climate change

Jennifer Morgan of the World Resources Institute, Kellie Caught of WWF Australia, and Andrew Bradley of the European Climate Foundation discuss the 2014 G20 meeting in Brisbane and the Australian Government’s refusal to seriously address climate change at the key economic forum.


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