In partnership with the LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the Priestley International Centre for Climate, the RGS Climate Change Research Group (CCRG) is delighted to offer researchers at all career stages across the natural and social sciences the opportunity to attend this bespoke training.

The workshop will be held at the Royal Geographical Society in London, and delivered by leading specialists from the CCRG, the Tyndall Centre and King’s College London.

The workshop will support you to identify the key messages of your research, understand how different audiences respond to climate research, and to develop the skills and confidence to communicate your findings and maximise your research impact.

There will also be opportunities to network with policymakers from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) who are preparing for the UK to host the UN climate change negotiations (COP26) in December 2020.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Candice Howarth and Harriet Thew (CCRG/LSE/Leeds)
  • Dr Joanna Depledge (University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Kris de Meyer (King’s College London)
  • Asher Minns (Tyndall Centre on Climate Change)
  • Prof. Tracy Bach and Beth Martin (UNFCCC RINGO)
  • Dr David Viner (Mott MacDonald)


  • Tickets will go on sale at the beginning of December
  • Up to 25 spaces are available for this bespoke training workshop with a small registration fee of £10 to cover catering costs. You will be asked to answer two questions when applying for a place.
  • Up to eight travel grants are available to support PGRs based in the UK to attend the workshop. To minimise the carbon impact of the workshop we encourage applicants to avoid using air travel. You will be asked to provide details of your expected travel costs when registering for the event.
  • Closing deadline is 11am Wednesday 18 December, applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 20 December.

Provisional programme

9.30. Arrival and coffee/tea

9.50. Introduction and welcome (Candice Howarth, LSE)

10.00. Session 1: The science of why we disagree about climate change, led by Kris de Meyer (Kings College London)

11.15. Break

11.30. Session 2: Communicating your research to the public, led by Asher Minns (Tyndall Centre on Climate Change)

12.45. Lunch

13.30. Panel 1 and Discussion: Engaging with and communicating research to policy makers. Chaired by Asher Minns, with contributions from Matthew Butcher (Neon), Joanna Depledge (University Cambridge), Denyse Dookie (LSE)

14.30. Break

14.45. Panel 2 and Discussion: What do policymakers want from climate researchers? Chaired by Richard Black (ECIU), with contributions from Kevin Hunt (BEIS), Tracy Bach & Beth Martin (UNFCCC’s RINGO), David Viner (Mott MacDonald)

15.45. Summary

16.00. Close

For further details

Contact: Candice Howarth


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