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Sunday, November 29 • 18:00 - 20:00
Place To Brief

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Place to Brief is an everyday evening briefing, shaped as a live talk-show, taking place in the Lounge, on the main stage. A panel of 3 to 5 international speakers will create a conversation on the thematic of the day. This program will be live streamed at placetob.org/live.

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Why doesn’t the message come across ?
This first chapter will play as an introduction to the main focus of Place to B : trying to reach new audience and pass the message through the public differently. It is thus necessary to ask this first question : why this main issue of concern isn’t taken into account seriously enough (by the media, the population, etc.) ?

Extract of Climate Outreach report - The Seven Dimensions Of Climate Change - January, 2015:
We need action and quickly but this message doesn’t really get us anywhere. Mostly, this is because climate change is not enmeshed in the public consciousness in the way it would need to be for everybody to feel that this message of urgency was for them.”
Climate change rose to public prominence in a primarily scientific and “environmental” issue, entering the public, political and media discourse via warnings from climate scientists like James Hansen and the early advocacy of modern environmental groups such FOE or Greenpeace. Climate change is a scientific fact and a physical reality, but it is not yet what sociologists call “a social fact”.
We are changing the climate, but it’s not yet changing us.It’s not an integral part of the way we shape our social practices, nor a significant enough cultural norm to act as a constraint on our behavior.
The question is: how to change the signifiers of climate change ? How shall we move from the scientific and environmental signifiers (melting ice, plaintive polar bears, hockey-stick graphs) to better understand the human nature and systemic nature of the challenge ?
Climate change is a completely unique collective action problem, and also something that is implicated in every aspect of our lives, but we need to find other signifiers than the invariably scientists and environmentalists ones. This calls for a radical reframing that captures the fact that climate change is not merely another “environmental issue”.
We need to build a new sense of collective purpose that embraces the diverse elements of human experience.


Andrew Boyd

Auteur du livre Joyeux Bordel
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Charlotte DU CANN

Editor, The Dark Mountain Project
I am a writer and editor, living on the Suffolk coast (UK). I've been writing most of my life: first as a journalist in the 80s, then as a travel/nature writer on the road in the 90s, and lately as a community activist. Since 2009 I have set up and edited several collective blogs... Read More →

Adam Corner

Writer, NGO Representative, Climate Outreach & Information Network (COIN)
Adam is a researcher and writer specialising in public engagement with climate change. He is the Research Director at Climate Outreach, managing the Talking Climate research programme, and holds an Honorary Research Fellow position in the School of Psychology at Cardiff University... Read More →
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Journaliste et auteur / journalist and writer, Radio France - BBC - Editions le Pommier
I am the author of a book on climate communication with climate scientist and IPCC author Eric Guilyardi. Brother and sister, scientist and journalist, we have decided to share our experience and open our world to one another to understand how stories on climate change are told and... Read More →

George Marshall

Climate Outreach
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Surprise Guest TBA

Every evening, a special and surprise guest will close the Place to Brief. We want him/her to be anounced until the very last minute!

Sunday November 29, 2015 18:00 - 20:00 CET
Lounge 5 rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris

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