2019 IPCC Special Report: Oceans and Cryosphere

On September 25, 2019, the IPCC released its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Climate Central has complied resources and communications tools to cover this work of more than 100 scientists.

Building Clean Energy in the Hudson Valley – Communications Product Analysis

Scenic Hudson’s “Building Clean Energy” website highlights some best practices in climate communications.

Climate Week – Celebrating Journalism

In preparation for Climate Week, taking place this year from September 23 to 29, 2019, Climate Central has compiled tools, tips, and resources for reporting local climate stories and featuring the work of partners who communicate the science and effects of climate change.

Communications Best Practices

How you frame the climate conversation is important. “Brief, mechanistic explanations” can help neutralize ideologies when discussing climate change.

Developing a Communications Product

Key steps to developing an effective communications product are outlined here.

Engage with Action

Land trusts are already taking action to implement best practices in climate adaptation and mitigation. Learn more here!

Engage with Advocacy

From carbon markets to renewable energy generation, local, regional, and national advocacy efforts are supporting improved laws and policies that achieve carbon emissions reductions.

Inventory of Climate Communication Products

This collection of products demonstrate best practices that land trusts are employing to support climate change communications.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust – Communications Product Analysis

Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s fundraising mailer “Marshes for Tomorrow” highlights some best practices in climate communications.

Recommendations for Communicating about Climate Change

This guidance aims to support land trust efforts to communicate effectively about climate change.