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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.
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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
POP Movement, Youth inspired by knowledge
Climate Change, Youth Led inspired by knowledge and actions
Impressions from COP24 Podcast
A podcast to allow more people to experience a high-level environmental conference (COP24) closely
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
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
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
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
How many treasures are we losing because of climate change? When art meets science the voice is louder
Creating climate change urgency and agency in Namibia
Creating urgency and agency on climate action for Namibia
World Climate Conference: a play re-enacting the COPs
The director ensemble “Rimini Protokoll” re-enacted the mammoth-scale drama of diplomacy in the play “Weltklimakonferenz” (World Climate Conference) in the “Deutsches Schauspielhaus” theatre in Hamburg, Germany.
Explaining the climate science everyone needs to know, in ways that everyone can understand
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
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
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
Bringing the reflection on global warming and its social consequences into schools by making the students write their own sci-fi role-play adventure
Around the world in 80 experiments
A book, “Il giro del mondo in 80 esperimenti”, to send new citizens around the world, with awareness
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
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
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
A science-based, data driven weekly column published in Australia’s leading online news sites seeking to improve climate literacy in the general public
From trash to treasure: the Nigerians recycling waste into wealth
Photography that portrays how waste is being used to transform the environment
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
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
Balkan Green Energy News portal
BGEN is a free-of-charge online portal covering sustainable energy, climate change, green economy developments from a selection of accurate, reliable and straight to the point news, policy actions and investment opportunities from the Balkan region.
Global Spotlight Project by Climate Scorecard
CLIMATE SCORECARD is a participatory, transparent, and open data effort to engage all concerned citizens to support The Paris Agreement.
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
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
A cards game that accesses a great level of understanding of climate change science in 3 hours, with a group
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
Climate Change in South Africa mini series
Three comedy news explainer videos and a live studio roundtable unpacking the climate crisis in South Africa
Generate an improvement for the planet through immersive and cooperative gaming experiences: play as a team, change reality
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)
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
An awareness campaign to affirm the rights of the city and spread the most relevant and reliable information on the issue of big ships
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
A video manual on how to talk about climate change and encourage action to anyone without losing any friends
Bibliot-Eco is the first ecological library in Rome where citizens can get a free book in exchange for 5 plastic bottles
To document the impacts of climate change and the rise of renewable energy on all seven continents and to communicate the climate emergency
A transdisciplinary project to help people become more sustainble through small steps and by exercising empathy towards others
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
Másfél fok – éghajlatváltozás közérthetően
Raising the voice of scientists for all of us – climate science in an understandable way
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
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
Climoji are a set of emoji that address major causes and symptoms of climate change, that provide a visual shorthand with which to communicate on digital platforms.
The climate solution on our plates: Getting animal agriculture onto the global climate agenda
The campaign aimed to bring the climate impact of food choices, particularly those related to animal agriculture and meat production, onto the global climate agenda and into national-level climate protection strategies
We work to help other journalists, especially in the global South, to understand climate change and their readerships’ need for reliable and intelligible reporting of it, and then to report it clearly and objectively.
Comic book “Special Report: Adaptation to Climate Change in Portugal”
A comic book about adaptation to climate change in Portugal which is directed at lay audiences, with interesting characters, stories and a plot easy to follow.
Supporting cities in the Adriatic region to be at the forefront of local climate action
The trees are finally able to communicate in real time with all of us, highlighting their needs
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
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)
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
A fate built on water. The most precious resource, turned into a terrible threat by human indifference
The Put A Price On It Campaign
The Put A Price On It campaign empowers students and millennials across the U.S. to hold polluters accountable with a price on carbon pollution.
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
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?
A combination of art, sustainability, game, and participation in a unique experience
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
Public Art as Climate Action. Climate Art Project want to talk about the Best Climate Solutions through big scale art installation in the public space, workshop, talks, involving the local communities and using new media.
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
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
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
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
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
The passing of time describes the climate that changes second by second. The changing climate is the result of the time choices made previously
Based on international social research, Climate Visuals provides 7 principles for a more diverse, relatable and compelling visual language for climate change accessed via an online image library.
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
The role-playing social simulation that allows to experience social, economic and environmental challenges of energy transition.
Climate Tracker – Raising the Next Generation of Environmental Journalists
Empowering the next generation of environmental journalists to stand up for our planet.
WorldClimaps is set to be part of the climate solution by centralizing scientifically reliable information on climate change on a world map, and by building a global collaborative community ready to take action towards a sustainable society
World Ocean Radio is a weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean and climate issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects.
Comic book “Climate change challenge”
A comic book about climate change which is mainly directed at European teenagers
The Tantrum That Saved The World
“The Tantrum That Saved The World” is a carbon-neutral children’s book designed to entertain, educate, and empower children to learn about the climate crisis, and turn their frustration and fear about this issue into positive action.
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
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
DearTomorrow is an innovative, research-based and highly scalable public engagement project where individuals share personal, hopeful messages about climate change to inspire new thinking and action.
A new template for engagement between the public and environmental scientists, one that involves working with arts practitioners for whom storytelling and communication lies in their professional DNA.
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
Climate Feedback: an international network of scientists assessing the credibility of climate information online
Climate Feedback is a worldwide network of scientists sorting fact from fiction in climate change media coverage to help readers know which news to trust.
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
Corruption, sustainable development and environmental protection, information and support to Civil Society Organizations
Communicating natural climate solutions as solutions to climate change – Nature4Climate
A campaign to make land use as important as renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transport and industrial emissions reductions, in the battle against climate change.
SECOSTA (Citizen Science for climate research)
Empowering the youth for action against climate change impacts
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
Canada, climate change and education: Opportunities for public and formal education
Benchmarking climate change education in order to advocate for climate education transformation
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
Climate fiction that educates and gives hope to children and young people
A playful, interactive sound sculpture which translates climate data into the chimes of 34 ceramic bells in an open sided wooden greenhouse structure
An immersive and poetic artwork reflective of delicate and intricate natural connections found in remaining ‘wild’ environments
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
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
Collaborative Programs on Climate Change
Collaborative program to empower professionals and sustainable SMEs on climate change
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
Some like it hot: science, jazz, and visual language for an effective climate change communication
Mixing scientific animations, striking visuals, jazz music, and technical and philosophical arguments to communicate the urgency of the climate change problem in an effective, rigorous and exciting fashion
The Infographic Energy Transition Coloring Book
The Infographic Energy Transition Coloring Book breaks down the complex story of climate change and the energy transition into beautiful infographics that can be colored in!
CiC – Cambiare il Clima (Change the Climate)
An encounter between theatre and scientific research for a new narrative about climate change
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?”
… and then? Visions of the future
“Think about and write by yourself the future that concerns you”: the largest crowd foresight & crowd writing experience
Phonosynthesis – Music from alien species
An art-science project that aims to communicate scientific content through music and interactivity
Using music to teach environmental education (including climate change) to children
A storytelling podcast that strives to shed light on major global issues of today related to climate, gender, health, environment & development
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