Projects

Follow us in the journey to discover new ways to communicate the climate challenge worldwide.

All admitted projects to the various editions of the CMCC Award feed this collection and contribute to drawing an inspiring landscape of initiatives innovating climate change communication through various forms of art, theatre, video making, music, photography, journalism, gaming, education, data visualization, and the use of digital channels and tools.

First edition winner

The winning project, determined by the international jury, is FutureSHORELINE, an art + science project that uses a floating and land art installation to visualize the latest scientific flooding projections and the projected municipal adaptation strategy, and conducts social science research to understand its impact in the Boston, MA community. Tha Award Ceremony was held in Milan, Italy on September 30 at the event “Voices of the transition. Climate change communication for a sustainable future“.

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Green Challenge Nigeria

A virtual program sponsored by Yoma and UNICEF and hosted on the Goodwall platform that engaged youth to learn about environmental sustainability, raise awareness around the issues that affect their communities and take actions

Escape4Change

Generate an improvement for the planet through immersive and cooperative gaming experiences: play as a team, change reality

Survive the Century: a cli-fi game of choice and consequences

A choose-your-own-adventure-style game that lets players explore the political, environmental and social choices and consequences humans face between 2021 and 2100 as we try to mitigate and adapt to the ravages of climate change (or not)

The Green Roots Project

Inspiring both big & small green sustainable actions as means of celebrating St Patrick’s day, to reconnect people to mother earth, nature & their green roots

School Project

Knowledge to empower youth for climate

Piccoli Passi Verdi

A transdisciplinary project to help people become more sustainble through small steps and by exercising empathy towards others

Másfél fok – éghajlatváltozás közérthetően

Raising the voice of scientists for all of us – climate science in an understandable way

Energy Portraits

A bottom-up photography initiative that strives to contribute to the UN Agenda 2030 and UNFCCC climate process by highlighting the importance of modern energy access for human development and for protecting our planet

Ci sarà un bel clima

“There will be a good climate” is a party

Green Steps

A long-term environmental-artistic project in which the community, especially youth, is activated towards environmental protection in an innovative and creative way by collecting urban waste and transforming it into art pieces

#700annidiDante

A combination of art, sustainability, game, and participation in a unique experience

Environmental graphiti – The art of climate change

Environmental Graphiti uses contemporary art to interpret and dramatize climate science data to enhance the general public’s understanding of what is happening to our world, why it’s happening, and what we must do to address this critical issue

Group Global 3000 e.V.

Exhibiting art for sustainability and climate protection since 2013

Sing

An immersive and poetic artwork reflective of delicate and intricate natural connections found in remaining ‘wild’ environments

ClimateAdam

Explaining the climate science everyone needs to know, in ways that everyone can understand

Collaborative Programs on Climate Change

Collaborative program to empower professionals and sustainable SMEs on climate change

The Climate Limbo

A documentary on climate change and how it fuels migrations

Changing Climates

A science-based, data driven weekly column published in Australia’s leading online news sites seeking to improve climate literacy in the general public

The Climate Fresk

A cards game that accesses a great level of understanding of climate change science in 3 hours, with a group

HouseFire

An eco-rock gig-theatre musical, designed to light a fire inside your belly to go out and fight for truth, to fight for climate justice, to fight for the world

The canals are clear thanks to the Coronavirus, but Venice’s existential threat is climate change

Can Venice, a symbol of the pandemic and climate crisis, be a model of rebirth?

Stand Up for Climate

Comedy as a lever of change and engaging people to take action for climate

Climate Adaptation Game

Serious gaming for the target group of high school students and politicians

Castagni Parlanti project

The trees are finally able to communicate in real time with all of us, highlighting their needs

FutureSHORELINE

An art + science project that uses a floating and land art installation to visualize the latest scientific flooding projections and the projected municipal adaptation strategy, and conducts social science research to understand its impact in the Boston, MA community

Conversation Community

Doubts on climate change? Ask, understand, act and ask again

Reframing the climate crisis: from data and microbes to ecosystems and scraps

Promoting an open and informed discussion about the social effects of the climate crisis and its mitigation by creating awareness in the general audience and transmitting knowledge to the younger generations

Eat the Streets!

Eat the Streets and put down roots for a tastier tomorrow

Content management of the website about adaptation to climate change

Interactive information exchange and education on climate change adaptation to raise awareness and involve all stakeholders in planning and implementing adaptation at the local level

Where the lost things are

How many treasures are we losing because of climate change? When art meets science the voice is louder

Nine Earths

An ongoing art and research project that explores the relationship between our carbon footprint, the global consumption of day-to-day life and the differences within global cities and cultures

Climate on Board

Using public transportation to increase public awareness on climate change

The Green Beat Initiative – An online environmental journalism training program

The Green Beat Initiative is the first-ever virtual capacity-building program on environmental journalism for 100 campus journalists and school paper advisers in the Philippines

On the trail of the glaciers

On the Trail of the glaciers is a project that combines photographic comparison and scientific data collection in order to analyze the effects of climate change through the observation of the ice mass variations over the last 100 years

CRESCENDOschools – European network of Schools for Earth System Modelling and Climate Change

In CRESCENDOschools the students increased the scientific understanding of global climate change by interacting with researchers, learning new skills and having fun

Climate Change Primer

How to communicate climate change so you can inspire action

PARCAE. Adventures Lab

Bringing the reflection on global warming and its social consequences into schools by making the students write their own sci-fi role-play adventure

POP Movement, Youth inspired by knowledge

Climate Change, Youth Led inspired by knowledge and actions

Amazonia 4.0, The Reset Begins

A short film showing that the Amazon is very close to the tipping point of the disappearance, but also that there are solutions and we need to look for a sustainable future for the Amazon

E.D.N.A. (Equilibrio Dinamico di Natura Ambientale) vs E.D.N.A. (Equilibrio Dinamico di Natura Antopica): chi vincerà?

The passing of time describes the climate that changes second by second. The changing climate is the result of the time choices made previously

Canada, climate change and education: Opportunities for public and formal education

Benchmarking climate change education in order to advocate for climate education transformation

Webinars on the climate change

Live streaming webinars on climate-related topics

Creating climate change urgency and agency in Namibia

Creating urgency and agency on climate action for Namibia

Adaptation

Constructive journalism may help people coping with climate change

Images from a warming planet

To document the impacts of climate change and the rise of renewable energy on all seven continents and to communicate the climate emergency

GreenSpace Construction

A webinar showing that each of us can do something for the environment

The Climate We Want

Precise and conscious information about climate change

An Anthropocene Primer

A born-digital, open access, living publication where participants can engage and find interactive activities that give sense of scale to our environment that ties to local and global issues related to the our current geological epoch

Climaticamente

We are and act Climaticamente, in line with the needs of the Earth and Climate: because an adverb can be enough to make the world a better place

… and then? Visions of the future

“Think about and write by yourself the future that concerns you”: the largest crowd foresight & crowd writing experience

Green Patrol in Action

Corruption, sustainable development and environmental protection, information and support to Civil Society Organizations

The witch with the climate remote control – La strega col climacomando

An ecomagic comedy for children and families, which summarizes the truth about climate change and ends with a strong call to action

Smog-eating graffiti

Science tells people what, art tells people why

Climate fiction for children

Climate fiction that educates and gives hope to children and young people

From trash to treasure: the Nigerians recycling waste into wealth

Photography that portrays how waste is being used to transform the environment

MUGO HR: Climate Pills and Climate Coaching for a carbon neutral workforce

A one-stop user-friendly experience to engage corporate communities towards a carbon-neutral lifestyle

By 2100

The passing of time describes the climate that changes second by second. The changing climate is the result of the time choices made previously

Using the foods we love and need to tell the climate change story

Raising awareness about climate change through the foods we love and need

The Climate is Changing my Life Project

Climate change communication, the community is involved

CiC – Cambiare il Clima (Change the Climate)

An encounter between theatre and scientific research for a new narrative about climate change

Prima ora, scienze

A newsletter aimed at teachers, in the interest of students

Green Anglicans

Educate and mobilise Anglicans (and other people of faith) around the world to care for the environment, by sharing best practice models, scientific information and inspirational stories

Between the Sea and the Shore

Embodying nature

Climate Change Theatre Action 2021

A worldwide distributed festival of readings and performances of short plays about the climate crisis presented September 19 – December 18, 2021 to coincide with the United Nations COP 26 meetings

Duegradi.eu

Explaining climate change and its implications, down to earth

Climate Talks – radio show about people and climate

The first regular thematic radio show about people and climate in Croatia, entitled “Cuvarkuca” (meaning: the one who cares about home)

Impressions from COP24 Podcast

A podcast to allow more people to experience a high-level environmental conference (COP24) closely

Solarise Delhi Campaign

A community-based campaign focused on climate sustainable behaviour that builds trust and awareness through word of mouth and social media and encourages individual households to adopt rooftop solar

The Energy Game

Deciding about energy and environment: a game for thinking

ClimArte

Art and science against the climate and ecological crisis

American Chestnut Leaf Sculpture

Ecological leaf sculptures are a way to engage people in nature

Musica d’Ambiente

Using music to teach environmental education (including climate change) to children

BellHouse

A playful, interactive sound sculpture which translates climate data into the chimes of 34 ceramic bells in an open sided wooden greenhouse structure

Using Wikipedia to enhance global knowledge on climate change

Through Wikipedia, we have enhanced the quality and accessibility of climate change information on the world’s largest online encyclopaedia, and empowered a community of climate change editors from the global South

Drops for life

Water rapresents the source of life itself: vital for survival as well as vehicle of memories and ancestral narratives. Today it is indeed water that witnesses the harmful effects of climatic change. A work by the artist Maria Amalia Cangiano

Climate Communications 101

A video manual on how to talk about climate change and encourage action to anyone without losing any friends

Bibliot-Eco

Bibliot-Eco is the first ecological library in Rome where citizens can get a free book in exchange for 5 plastic bottles

SECOSTA (Citizen Science for climate research)

Empowering the youth for action against climate change impacts

Against large cruise ships

An awareness campaign to affirm the rights of the city and spread the most relevant and reliable information on the issue of big ships

Erosion – a photo exhibition about the effects of and adaptation to climate change

An innovative communication effort, mixing documentary photography, personal narratives and scientific information, with the aim of making the climate issue less abstract for people along the shorelines of Skåne, southern Sweden

Green Catalyst

Nurturing Youth for Environment Protection

#GreenSchool

We start from a small school in a small place to make public buildings energy autonomous and environmentally friendly not only in the building, but in every element of design and furniture

#ICOScapes

Using the means of social media combined with scientific knowledge to raise awareness about climate change and about the work of the scientists, creating a sense of “we-are-in-this-together” with the audience

Climate Change in South Africa mini series

Three comedy news explainer videos and a live studio roundtable unpacking the climate crisis in South Africa

Urban landscapes and climate change, the contribution of landscape architects to improve the quality of life

This Report is one of a series of reports to the Council of Europe raising awareness of the profession, its holistic approach, its commitment to the European Landscape Convention, and its value to society

Emotion for Change

The desire for care and custody for living beings on Earth, rather than from the fear of climatic catastrophes, can arise from the love for the sublime and harmonious beauty that music and nature have in common

Curious Climate Tasmania

A public-powered scientific engagement project that has successfully bridged the gap between experts and communities by providing local people with credible, relevant information about climate change

Climate Labs – The backstage of climate change

A photographic journey through climate labs and research camps to understand how climate science is made and the people behind it, to understand how we know what we know about climate change

FEU

Dance and music let us sense the effects of climate change

United Mountains of Europe

Four mountaineer-women head out on an adventure across the continent to gather the voices of the European people in a Declaration of the Rights of the Mountains, which calls for respect, responsibility and sustainability

QUEST Podcast: Climate Change

A podcast episode offering a lively and thoughtful discussion between a leading climate scientist and an influential journalist on how to frame communication about transition towards a global green economy

Climate

A high-resolution animated interactive global map of present and possible future climate

Comic book “Climate change challenge”

A comic book about climate change which is mainly directed at European teenagers

Phonosynthesis – Music from alien species

An art-science project that aims to communicate scientific content through music and interactivity

No Place Green Enough

A storytelling podcast that strives to shed light on major global issues of today related to climate, gender, health, environment & development

Climate Smart Philippines: Science for Service

Bringing people together not only to be trained to be resilient, but to be part of the community that will inspire others and serve humanity wholeheartedly

Keepers of the earth, yes we are

A household song with compelling messages of responsibility. Environment decisions for the benefits of people, profit and planet

Around the world in 80 experiments

A book, “Il giro del mondo in 80 esperimenti”, to send new citizens around the world, with awareness

AdriAdapt knowledge platform

Supporting cities in the Adriatic region to be at the forefront of local climate action

Simulacrum

The impacts of climate change on water as a Simulacrum medium

HydroMeteoClimate Report for Emilia-Romagna – 2020

Describing the observed climate variability in the context of climate change, using communication instruments aimed at reaching the general public in order to create awareness, increasing public involvement and competence on climate change and variability

AMare

A fate built on water. The most precious resource, turned into a terrible threat by human indifference

Climate justice through youth education

The impacts of climate change disproportionately affect those who are often the least responsible for it. This project mitigates climate change by addressing it through a human lens, thereby achieving climate justice led by young people whose future is at stake, using ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) as a transformative tool to provide them with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to think and act for a sustainable future

Planet Book. The exhibition

The disruptive power of stunning photographs, combined with the striking words of the 21st century young generation, can make a difference in opening the minds of us all

Climate Narrative Project / Mare Nostrum Theatre Project

Bringing together science, arts and the humanities to train a new generation of climate storytellers and galvanize climate action, using narrative arts to give a sense of urgency and humanity

Faith in Climate: religious communities and climate change

Through dialogue among science, religion and indigenous traditions, the Faith in Climate initiative seeks to expand mobilization and enhance the engagement of faith communities in the challenges of the climate crisis and the urgency of action

School Lunch 2050

A project that presents food system and climate change research through four realistic looking lunch set displays allowing the viewer to immerse and wonder “which future do I want to eat?”