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Framing Climate Change for More Democracy

UH Hilo Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Graduate Program presents, "Framing Climate Change for More Democracy," presented Rebecca J. Romsdahl, PhD, Professor- Earth System Science & Policy Department, University of North Dakota. The seminar will be streamed over zoom. All are welcome!

Abstract: Framing is an essential part of human communication and we all use it nearly every day. As a strategy to improve democracy, deliberative framing seeks to bring together a broad range of people and government decision-makers to acknowledge and discuss a variety of frames for a policy issue. This strategy can play a useful role in situations of value conflict because through discussion, people can identify varied interests and values, and propose multiple courses of action to choose between. This type of deliberation can increase democracy skills and potential policy support; for example with controversial issues like climate change and renewable energy infrastructure.

Rebecca J. Romsdahl, PhD, is a translational ecologist, educator, writer, and professor in the Department of Earth System Science & Policy at the University of North Dakota. Her research and teaching examine links between social, ecological, and policy factors when scientists, stakeholders, and decision makers work together to solve environmental problems.

For more information, contact: uhhtcbes@hawaii.edu (908) 400-1389

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