Climate storytelling, a catalyst for climate actions and solutions

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Climate Storytelling - A Catalyst for Climate Action and Solutions

A Global Systems Institute seminar
Date26 April 2023
Time12:00 to 13:00
PlaceLaver Building LT3

Please email infogsi@exeter.ac.uk if you intend coming in-person or if you are not on our mailing list and would like the Zoom link

Building on the legacies of Climate Stories (NERC funded), One Chance Left for COP26 and We Still Have a Chance for COP27, our stories co-created by scientists, academics, health professionals, activists, writers, and artists invite audiences to engage and explore how we can use the power of storytelling to generate new climate stories connecting facts, findings, and feelings to imagine new possibilities for a liveable future. In doing so, stories become a vehicle to humanise our climate and ecological crises and act as a driver for positive change to forge a sustainable, healthier, and socially just world. The stories have been translated into different languages and brought to life through the arts including theatrical performances, large-scale murals, music, recordings, poetry trails, live storytelling events, artwork created by children and artists, and digital visualisations. As such art may be seen as “…a process of opening up imaginative spaces where audiences can move more freely and reconsider the role of humans as responsible beings with personal agency and stakes in a changing world’’ (Galafassi et al., 2018). We Still Have a Chance has already reached over 28 million people engaging policy makers, ministers, educators, experts, children and youth and non-traditional audiences and plans are underway for an ambitious COP28 project.

Cecilia Mañosa Nyblon – Project Lead

Dr Sally Flint – Creative Writing Lead

Prof Ian Fussell – Academic Lead

Prof Peter Stott – Academic Lead

Fatma Sabet – Egypt Partnership Liaison/Editor


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