This paper will present about a program involving 34 farmers across Australia who are being supported and trained to communicate with their peers about climate change science and actions for mitigating and adapting to climate change. It will report on the research behind developing this program, the activities of the program and the ongoing evaluation of the program.

The paper will also explore ‘best practice’ guidelines for engaging the public, media, governments and business in climate change, as developed through three ‘Hot Air’ symposia organized by the author in collaboration with the Australian Science Communicators.

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Farmers drive their own climate change communication

Jenni Metcalfe   University of Queensland, Australia

This paper will present about a program involving 34 farmers across Australia who are being supported and trained to communicate with their peers about climate change science and actions for mitigating and adapting to climate change. It will report on the research behind developing this program, the activities of the program and the ongoing evaluation of the program.

The paper will also explore ‘best practice’ guidelines for engaging the public, media, governments and business in climate change, as developed through three ‘Hot Air’ symposia organized by the author in collaboration with the Australian Science Communicators.

A copy of the full paper has not yet been submitted.

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