Educating and Communicating about Climate Change: Challenges & Possibilities


This article summarizes the research that has dealt with people's ideas concerning climate change. Next, it tackles the cognitive, social, psychological, and behavioral challenges that may restrict awareness, education efforts regarding climate change. Finally, it reports sorne prornising avenues that were used at the Université de Moncton (Canada) and the École Nationale Forestière d'Ingénieurs (ENFI, Morocco) to improve students' and citizens' knowledge and to involve them in successful rnitigation and adaptation actions.


W. Leal Filho (Ed.), Sustainability at Universities. Opportunities, challenges and trends, 257-272. ISBN 978-3-631-59690-6

Published 1 January 2009