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PCST and IECA sign cooperation agreement

7 March 2018

PCST Network and the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) are pleased to announce the signing of a Co-Operation Agreement between the two organizations.  PCST President Brian Trench and IECA Chair Richard Doherty have signed an agreement that commits both organizations “to co-operate with each other as international organizations working in closely related fields of activity”.

The document states that PCST and IECA "acknowledge the shared interests between our organizations and communities and will seek to generate synergies and opportunities for collaboration around these".

There is some overlap of membership between PCST and IECA. Five members of the PCST Scientific Committee, who are also members of IECA, have had a paper published in the IECA journal, Environmental Communication, that explores “conversations, connections and collaborations” between science communication and environmental communication.

Link to paper: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/9ZtkEu65WnmHcBnfdAGq/full

The wording of the agreement:

Co-Operation Agreement between the Network for the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) and the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA)

With this agreement, PCST Network and The IECA commit to co-operate with each other as international organizations working in closely related fields of activity.

We acknowledge the shared interests between our organizations and communities and will seek to generate synergies and opportunities for collaboration around these.

We undertake to inform each other about major events and initiatives that we are organizing, and to seek opportunities for practical co-operation.

Specifically, we commit together to:

This agreement shall be in effect until one of the organizations gives written notice to the other of its withdrawal from the agreement.

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