ASPECT partners presenting on engagement strategies at ECCA conference

Researchers from ASPECT participate in a parallel session on 21 June.

This June, the ASPECT project will take part in the 6th edition of the European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) conference, which brings together climate scientists, adaptation experts, policymakers, businesses and other interested stakeholders to share actionable knowledge for a climate resilient Europe. The conference is taking place on 19-21 June 2023 in Dublin, Ireland.

ASPECT partners, in collaboration with researchers from the European project Climateurope2, will come together to present on the communities of practice they aim to develop and nurture. The session is titled Communities of Practice: Engagement Strategies and will take place as an afternoon parallel session on Wednesday 21st June 2023 at 14:20-15:05 (BST), in the Guard Room, Bedford Tower (programme available here). 

Marta Terrado from the Barcelona Supercomputing Center will co-chair the session, with participation from other ASPECT researchers, including Sam Grainger from University of Leeds. The session will provide an overview of various strategies for engaging with communities to promote the uptake of solutions enhancing the societal resilience to climate change. 

Drawing on the insights from the TRUST project (Tools for Raising and UnderStanding Trust in systems science through citizen engagement), the session will host a discussion on trust in climate science as a driver towards a climate-resilient future and the role of engagement strategies for earning and fostering trust. 

During the conference, the competition to become a Super User in ASPECT will also be launched, calling on organisations and companies involved in societally important sectors to apply (more information available here).