Journalism students Louis Sidwell and Stephen Johns were at the Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University to cover the MEC 2011 conference live on Twitter. This is the archive of their tweets in chronological order; the day as it evolved, in 250-plus tweets.
The MEC 2011 conference, which saw 20 insightful presentations by scholars and climate activists of international repute, ran from 9am to 6.30pm on Friday, March 4. Journalism students Nick Summers, Gaia Manco and Shreshtha Trivedi captured the eventful day in text and pictures.
As Friday approaches we are really looking forward to seeing you all here in Bournemouth for the Mediating Environmental Change symposium. Details about socialising on Thursday and Friday evenings: For those of you who would like to, the conference organising team (Einar and Jenny) propose that we go for a drink (and an optional bite [...]
Mediating Environmental Change: Exploring The Way Forward will be covered live across a range of digital platforms this Friday. You can track the coverage by following @ClimateConf on Twitter, or getting involved with the wider debate by using the hash tag #mec2011. A feed of the tweets mentioning #mec2011 can also be found on the [...]
We look forward to welcoming you all in Bournemouth on 4th March! For your convenience, please see below some information of particular relevance to those presenting. The event is scheduled to run from 09:00 – 18:15, and the programme is now available. Your paper should be 12-15 minutes. Please respect the other speakers by ensuring your [...]
We have revised the programme for the MEC2011 symposium on 4th March, which is presented below with accompanying schedule. Registration 09:00 – 09:30 Tea and coffee will be served Welcome Address 09:30 – 09:45 Einar Thorsen, Bournemouth University Global Issues / Local Contexts 09:45 – 11:05 Panel Abstracts ~ Chair: Julie Doyle, University of Brighton Why [...]
Professor Adrian Newton is an internationally recognised academic who cares passionately about protecting the environment. With a PhD from University of Cambridge, Adrian spent time at University of Edinburgh and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) before moving to BU. He is a member of the British Ecological Society and a Fellow of the Royal [...]
Dan Glass from direct action network Plane Stupid was recently named one of Attitude magazine’s 66 new role models for his work on bridging the LGBTQ and environmental justice movements. Dan has been involved in a range of actions, stunts, media campaigns, legal trials (Climate9) and direct interventions to stop emissions. Having a strong media [...]
James Painter is currently head of the Journalism Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford. Before that, he worked for several years at the BBC World Service in various capacities including Americas Executive editor, head of the Spanish American Service and head of the BBC Miami office. James [...]
Rupert Read is Reader in Philosophy at UEA (Norwich), where he works closely with environmental scientists, in eco-philosophy. His publications include his popular book, ‘Philosophy for Life: applying philosophy in politics and culture’. Rupert is also a Green Party Councillor, and helped write the Green 2009 Euro-election manifesto. He blogs on environmental reframing at greenwordsworkshop.org [...]