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Towards a conceptual framework for place-responsive climate-health communication


Mocatta, G and Allen, K and Beyer, K, Towards a conceptual framework for place-responsive climate-health communication, The Journal of Climate Change and Health, 7 Article 100176. ISSN 2667-2782 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.joclim.2022.100176


The challenge of adapting to climate change is now increasingly urgent as climate impacts accelerate. Several existing frameworks are widely used to guide the complex process of identifying and addressing climate-health vulnerabilities, however, none of the most commonly used frameworks center translational communication in their recommended processes, and existing frameworks function with varied success in responsiveness to local conditions. We propose a new conceptual framework for climate-health communication that is place-responsive and centralizes the involvement of stakeholders from local communities in the process of understanding and communicating climate-health impacts. Co-design of materials and processes to translate climate change science extends from the first through to the final stage of this framework. The proposed framework responds to calls for better science translation and interdisciplinary collaborations to enhance climate-health literacy at every level in communities, in order to prepare for the health impacts of a changing climate, and the local adaptive responses required.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:climate-health communication, climate science translation, interdisciplinary adaptation, knowledge-brokering, place-responsive,
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Public health not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Mocatta, G (Dr Gabi Mocatta)
UTAS Author:Allen, K (Dr Kathy Allen)
UTAS Author:Beyer, K (Dr Kathleen Beyer)
ID Code:153946
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2022-10-17
Last Modified:2022-12-11
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