A New Era in Climate Communications
“Our intention for A New Era in Climate Communications is to facilitate a digital knowledge hub, a place to learn, inspire and support, a place to explore and to break down the communication barriers standing in the way of solving the climate crisis. Working together is not an option, it is an imperative. United, we can bring together the knowledge that bridges the gaps between data and emotion, information and action, and work with each other in new ways to shape the campaigns, messaging and stories that will help determine our future.”
Citizens are Hungry for Change
“The UK public overwhelmingly back state intervention to improve the food system. Citizens see that food is at the crux of many of the issues facing us today. They want government to make sensible policy decisions that protect people and planet, and they want powerful food businesses to be more accountable…UK citizens across all demographic, age and political groups reject ‘nanny state’ concerns and want the government to do more to fix food.”
How to Change Trans Narratives Collectively
“A strategic communication guide to promote new trans narratives. In this document you will find a summary of several investigations that reveal the digital ecosystem and the perceptions of public opinion about LGTBI+ realities, a methodology to design and organize collective digital strategies and some learnings from a campaign we carried out last fall (Proyecto Hortensia).”
This Barbie Wants Narrative Change
“On the surface, Barbie might appear to be a film championing equality and social justice, packed to the rafters with satire and stirring monologues, but dig a little deeper and you discover a film reinforcing the very values and worldviews underpinning consumer culture and capitalism.”
Young, Feminist, and Fearless: Holding the Line
“Young feminist movements are pushing back against autocracy. They’re not toeing the line anymore. Young feminist movements are holding the line. This year’s State of the Youth Civil Society report developed under the theme, Young. Feminist. Fearless: Holding the Line, focuses on feminist movements and their critical role in making the world more equitable, safe and accessible for everyone.”
Radical Pathways Beyond GDP
“To dismantle GDP, different social movements will need to coalesce around key metrics that prioritise far greater equality, and align with feminist and decolonial values while challenging the systems of power and narratives that are holding GDP in its dominant place. Only in this way are alternatives likely to deliver the economic transformation needed to put people and planet first.”
The Right Climate
A mapping of the “many discourses that, instead of minimizing the risks posed by climate change, seek to mobilize them to advance other right-wing agendas. These can include limiting migration or defending tradition, embracing markets or restricting democratic governance.” Also see this exploration of how the eurosceptics have evolved into ecosceptics.
The Power of Pop (PoP) Fund
“The Power of Pop (PoP) Fund is a pooled fund supporting the work of organisations working at the intersection of popular culture and social change in the UK, with a particular focus on migration and racial justice.” In partnership with Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, AK Foundation and Unbound.
Messaging guide: Connecting the Climate & Cost of Living Crises
Re-upping this research from last year as the guidance is very relevant to this government’s latest energy strategy announcements re: oil and gas licenses etc. Crucially the research shows that it is unhelpful to even engage with the idea of ‘trade-offs’, even if we intend to debunk and discredit. Evidence suggests we’ll be more effective if we root our messages in shared values, which this guide offers an example of.
Messaging guide: How to talk about public services
“Without well funded healthcare, water, energy, care, education, transport, our economy can't function. This guide will help you advocate for the services we all rely on. We will be co-hosting a session about how to best campaign for public services in a moment of interlocking crises.” (Thanks for sharing Funmibi Ogunlesi)
Messaging Guide: Contains Strong Language
“How can we speak clearly and powerfully about racism? What language moves a mainstream audience towards an anti-racist cause? Which words should we be avoiding? How do we explain structural racism? Answers to these questions and more can be found in Contains Strong Language, released in July 2023 by communications research initiative Reframing Race. The guidance draws on original, groundbreaking qualitative and quantitative (20,000+) studies to equip campaigners and advocates with effective ways of talking about race and racism. Our evidence shows that new ways of talking can lead to new ways of listening.”
People, Planet, and Performance: From the Global South to the World
“A Series from Africa on Climate Emergencies, Sustainability Practice in the Arts, and Planetary Crises…a broad-based interdisciplinary, intercultural, and cross-sectoral exploration of climate justice within the context of theatre and performance with a focus on the Global South. Guests range from theatremakers to climate change artivists/activists to scholars from the Global South sharing their perspectives on different topics within the broad theme of the series.”