(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Communicating climate change – Learning from business : challenging values, changing economic thinking, innovating the low carbon economy

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KAESEHAGE k. (1) ; LEYSHON M. (1) ; CASELDINE C. (1) ;
(1) College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Exeter, Penryn, ROYAUME-UNI


This article examines critically 30 SMEs, which engage with climate change knowledges and 5 Innovation-Support-Organizations (ISOs) that communicate climate change knowledges in Cornwall, United Kindom. Over a three-year period it explores why and how these businesses approach the knowledge gap between climate change science and business practice, drawing on a variety of ethnographic research methods: (1) in-depth semi-structured and open interviews; (2) participant observations; and (3) practitioners’ workshops. The results demonstrate that business’ mitigation and adaptation strategies are lay-knowledge-dependent, derived from personal values, space, and place identity. Climate change communication therefore needs to go beyond thinking about potential financial benefits and scientific evidence and challenge values, cultures, and beliefs to stimulate economic, political, and social frameworks that promote values-based decision-making


Article of periodic

published at : Fennia (Helsinki, 2010) / ISSN 1798-5617

Editor : University of Turku, Turku - FINLANDE (2010)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 192, no2 [pp. 81-99]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 1 carte




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