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Here's a summary of the Climate Communications Day @Internews and @IIED ran during #COP17 in Durban

Communicating climate change is an "orphan" issue among policy-makers, according to speakers at Climate Communications Day , the first ever day-long public forum organized by and for journalists at a climate summit. There is general agreement that communications is important, but few governments or multi-lateral institutions seem willing to support it. Panelists and presenters at the event held on 1 December in Durban, South Africa explored innovative ways to explain the science and challenges of climate change, including the use of religion, films, business and technology. A session on how to use games to explain the complicated subject proved especially popular. "Covering climate change is an especially challenging task for us as journalists. It's a complex, changing and to some extent unwelcome subject area," said Heather King, a reporter from greenbiz.com. "At Climate ...

Full article: http://www.iied.org/climate-change/media/durban-day-focus...

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