814002 Climate Communication

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Formayer, Herbert
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


In the course, which is strongly co-organized by students, we address various topics of climate communication. In order to gain a comprehensive understanding, the topic is examined from an inter- and transdisciplinary approach based on academic discourse, the support of communication experts and the perspectives of civil society. In order to promote practical learning, students can put what they have learned in the units into practice and develop their own climate story.

The following topics will be covered during the course: Introduction to climate communication, Climate communication - dos and don'ts, Climate emotions and communication psychology , Overview of climate disinformation, Climate journalism, Campaign work by NGOs, Climate communication and climate justice, Climate dialog: Climate talks in everyday life

Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

● theoretical and practical knowledge of climate communication
● media competence
● Promotion of critical thinking
● Knowledge of how to use a medium (video, podcast, text or similar)
● Teamwork and independent development of content
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.