Communicating Science For Climate Action
We are seeing the consequences of global warming today in many fronts, predominantly as a result of the significant amount of greenhouse gas emission that occurred within the past few decades. Urgent and efficient strategies and action plans are crucial to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change. At a global level, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international environmental treaty that is central to collective action. The United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP, is held yearly to assess climate change adaptation and mitigation progress globally. In 2021, the UK, in partnership with Italy, will be hosting COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, from 1st to 12th November.
Climate change science plays a key role in forming the foundation of knowledge and understanding of climate change. This then contributes to the development of effective approaches to address this crisis. While science-backed information about climate change is widely available, the level of uptake and understanding on it differs across stakeholders. Ensuring effective communication of Climate Science for credible climate action, especially to those who have a key role in pivoting action for climate change, is a critical step in the fight against climate change.
To support climate science knowledge uptake and to enhance understanding of the science behind the drivers and impact of climate change among various stakeholders in Malaysia.
To encourage more people to take robust climate action at individual, community and national level.
To boost the science communication field by inculcating scientific literacy among the general public, enabling individuals the opportunity to interact with scientists and experts.
To increase scientific awareness and prompt an enabling system that will utilise scientific evidence to effectively drive social and economic progress.
Communicating Science for Climate Action
Join us at Communicating Science for Climate Action closing ceremony, with EcoKnights, High Commissioner Charles Hay and partners in environmental education.
Date: 15 September, Wednesday
Time: 2.30pm (Malaysia time)
Register via @igem.my at https://virtual.igem.my/ under the “Conference” tab.
Announcing Grant Winners of Communicating Science for Climate Action by British High Commission Kuala Lumpur, supported by EcoKnights
We are excited to announce our grant recipients for this program. You may find a replay of the session here.
Each team has showcased and proposed a compelling pitch in their respective projects, and we are excited to engage with all of these groups of passionate people who are advocating for climate action through science communication and climate science methodologies.
- H.E. Charles Hay, MVO, British High Commissioner to Malaysia.
Elevator Pitches by:
- Eva Vivian Justine, Kudat Turtle Conservation Society.
- Tan Zhai Gen, Time To Rice.
- Dr. Amira Firdaus, Universiti Malaya & University of Nottingham.
- Santha Nair Chandran, DeRiA.
- Tan Su Lin, Science Media Centre Malaysia.
Communication Materials Developed by Grant Winners
Database of Participating Scientists from UK and Malaysia:
DATES TO REMEMBER
Watch Our Briefing Session's Recording
We had a virtual briefing session which talk about:
- Introducion to the program
- Proposal development tips
- Address any FAQs
- Poorani Krishnan, Science and Innovation Officer, British High Commission Kuala Lumpur
- Murugadas Loganathan, Climate and Energy Advisor, British High Commission Kuala Lumpur
- Mahaletchumy Arujanan PhD, Executive Director, Malaysian Biotechnology Information Centre (MABIC)
- Fadly Bakhtiar, Programme Director, EcoKnights