Creative Climate Communication Workshop will be held on Thursday, September 17th, 9:30 h - 14:00 h at IMéRA (l'Institut d'Etudes Avancées), Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France.

Participation by invitation and special request only.

This workshop will bring together researchers, scientists, artists and practitioners to learn how to best communicate their work on climate to the public. Individuals selected to participate in the Human Impact Stories Marseille "Climate Connections" series will spend the day together to explore what information is most critical for communicating their work, how to make the connections between climate change and other issues such as the economy or health, and to work with international artists (NYC, Rio de Janeiro, Marseille) to inspire climate action by visually telling the story of their work through art. The workshop will include mini-presentations (2 minutes) highlighting participants' work, break-out brainstorming sessions on communication and visualization of information, as well as forge new partnerships between local climate actors in and around Marseille.

This workshop will be developed and facilitated by Tara DePorte, Founder and Executive Director of the Human Impacts Institute ( and research fellow at IMéRA/OT-MED.


9:30-9:45 Coffee and welcome
9:45-10:45 Climate Connections: Speed presentations or "elevator pitches" by each participant of their work, how it connects their topic to climate, the information that they think is most important to communicate, and their top "asks" or actions for people to take. For participating artists, they will present their work and ideas for the topics they have selected (2 min each)
10:45-11:00 Coffee/tea break
11:00-12:00 Workshopping climate communication: interactive session in break-out groups with artists and the scientists they are working with to pick out key words, images, figures, and action that are necessary to communicate their topic
12:00-12:30 Group presentation and feedback (10 min each)
12:30-13:00 Next steps
13:00-14:00 Lunch

Click here to learn more on Human Impact Stories Marseille "Climate Connections"
Connected event: Create: Climate Connections Live, October 10th, Marseille (details)