Building climate literacy in Australia
The MCCCRH hosts seminar exploring new and exciting research that will allow us to hear extreme weather
The MCCCRH's flagship communication project launches in Melbourne
The MCCCRH awarded Climate Change Innovation Grant by the Victorian State Government
The Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub conducts social research and leads impact focused projects to build media and policy infrastructure that adequately addresses climate change in Australia.
Our impact-focused projects aim to improve public understanding of climate change by delivering climate information to audiences through existing media infrastructure.
Our research investigates public attitudes towards climate change, how the media reports on climate change, and how Australia currently engages and could further engage with climate science.
The academic and professional members of the MCCCRH are committed to building climate literacy in Australia
The MCCCRH works with a broad range of partners from television networks and local newspapers to other universities.
Thank you to our friends at the Climate and Health Alliance for their great work communicating the importance of health related outcomes of climate change.
We look forward to continuing to work with them on this incredibly important, yet often underestimated piece of the climate puzzle.
What a huge year 2018 was!
Our flagship program #ClimateCommunicators launched to Melbourne audiences on 7 News Melbourne & ABC News in May and we have since produced regular climate segments for weather broadcasts to help Melbournians better understand #climatechange. In 2019, this program is set to expand further into Victoria and excitingly, interstate as well!
The year ahead will also see us launch Australia's first dedicated climate column in Leader Community News to 1.6 million weekly readers, providing a unique vehicle to deliver meaningful localised #climate information.
None of this would be possible without the tremendous support of the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation & Victoria's Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning who we look forward to continuing great partnerships with in 2019.
And in December, Hub staff Tahnee Burgess & Stephanie Hall attended the UNFCCC's #COP24 in Poland with the official Monash University delegation where Stephanie presented our work at an official side event on the importance of effective #communication. #MonashCOP24
We hope 2019 will be even bigger as we welcome new staff and continue to grow our capacity and we look forward to working with a great community of colleagues to improve #climateliteracy in Australia.
Our Communications Manager, Stephanie Hall is at the Monash University booth at #COP24. If you’re at COP, and interested in discussing #climatecommunication and how we can build #climateliteracy, please come by booth 47 for a chat #MonashCOP24
What a woman! We were honoured to witness #Worldbank CEO, Kristalina Georgieva announce $200 billion in #climatefinance over the next five years at #COP24 #MonashCOP24 #climatechange