A Conversation Series

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Episode 1.

Talking About Climate Change

We know that social change happens when ordinary people start having conversations with those they know and trust. In this webinar episode, we’ll be talking to Katerina Gaita from Climate for Change to explore how we can have the most effective conversations about climate change to take actions that will inspire others and in a way that empowers people to take action.

We’ll be exploring some frameworks and tools you can use for simplifying the understanding of climate change, tactics and ways we can start these conversations, and how we can respond when we meet a climate change denier. We’ll also be providing some resources on where can you go for more information and training should you wish to take things a step further. 

About the Host

The host for the conversation series is Dr Amanda Cahill, CEO of The Next Economy. Amanda has spent nearly 25 years supporting changemakers across the world to improve individual and community wellbeing. Her work at The Next Economy is to support communities to strengthen local economies in ways that are good for people and planet. In this way, her work touches on many of the themes in 2040 – climate change, food and energy systems, waste, and how the economic and political systems operate to both facilitate and block change. 


Katerina Gaita

Katerina is a climate communicator, specialising in community engagement. Her passion and expertise are in helping people to understand the problem and challenges we face in climate change then inspiring and empowering them to make a difference.

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Links & Resources from the webinar for webpage (post webinar):

Articles from this week’s conversation:

Discussing global warming leads to greater acceptance of climate science

If you want climate action, it’s time to talk to your mom and dad (and your BFFs)


TED talk on values:

The Conscience Industry – Tom Crompton at TEDxExeter


Guardian articles with books for kids:

10 books to help kids come to grips with climate crisis


Other good resources are:

How to start a movement – shows Social Diffusion Curve in action

Climate Code Red – if you’d like some good information on the climate emergency

Skeptical Science – a lot of info to help people understand climate change


Climate for Change website has a list of resources: – Resources for engaging your MPs and links to join MP Engagement Groups (MPEGs)


To sign up to the Climate for Change newsletter:


Key takeaways for effective ways to change the conversation:

  • Get engaged
  • Talk directly to your politicians and the media
  • Have direct conversations with people around you because that’s the most effective way with people that trust you and you trust
  • Think about it like a religious practice – how you educate yourself, how you’re living in alignment with the values and principles around acting on climate change in our own sphere of influence as well as your work
  • Connect with other people – find the places where people are gathering and support each other to engage with others and build the society
  • Find out who’s active in your local area and get involved.


Climate for Change –

Climate Council –

Beyond Zero Emissions –

Seed –

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