Creating space for reflection and dialogue: Examples of new modes of communication for empowering climate action

Carolin Fraude, Thomas Bruhn, Dorota Stasiak, Christine Wamsler, Kathleen Mar, Niko Schäpke, Heike Schroeder, Mark Lawrence

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“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” This quote by Albert Einstein highlights our need for new formats of communication to address the knowledge-action gap regarding climate change and other sustainability challenges. This includes reflection, and communication spaces, as well as methods and approaches that can catalyze the emergence of transformative change and action. In this article we present and reflect on experiments we carried out at international climate negotiations and conferences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-180
Number of pages7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2021


  • Climate change
  • Conference of the Parties
  • Paradigm shift
  • Relationality
  • Sustainable development
  • Transformation
  • Transformative science communication

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