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Picture this … Using Visualization and Storytelling to Engage around Climate Risk and Resilience

Picture this … Using Visualization and Storytelling to Engage around Climate Risk and Resilience

Communication and Engagement Track

Americans largely accept the threat of climate change yet a “Not Me-Not Here-Not Now” challenge remains as the issue is still a low priority for most due to the fact the issue remains distant in time and space; and solvability is highly questioned. This calls for practitioners to test innovative forms of engagement that can illustrate the relevance of climate disruption and involve community members in developing pathways for response. Visit www.Here-Now-Us.org to check out the visualizations in advance!

This session covered:
An exploration of the use of visualization to engage the general public in a discussion of the need to respond to future vulnerabilities.
An introduction to a narrative personal story approach to increasing concern over climate impacts.

Participants gained an approach to engage the public and move towards actual action at the local level to build community resilience.

Moderator: Cara Pike, Climate Access

Speakers/Panelists:
Leslie Alden, Policy Aide to Supervisor Kathrin Sears, Marin County Board of Supervisors, California
Erika Spanger –Siegfried, Union of Concerned Scientists

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