Today’s young researchers, scientists and advocates for change are addressing critical global challenges that will impact on all our futures.
Taking research out of the lab through public engagement is essential to reach diverse audiences and to instil trust in science to tackle climate change.
FameLab Climate Change Communicators is one of many activities the British Council is delivering as part of The Climate Connection programme in the run up to COP26 - the UN conference on climate change taking place in the UK this November. The aim is to harness the power of people all over the world to connect and collaborate through culture and education to combat climate change.
In summer 2021, we launched FameLab Climate Change Communicators, a special edition of the FameLab science communication competition.
The competition was open to entries from aspiring science communicators from Albania, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam.
Entrants were challenged to film and submit a video of themselves giving a compelling three-minute talk in English relating to the theme of ‘Trust in Climate Science’.
Ten talented finalists who impressed the judges with scientific storytelling were selected to progress to the next stage and receive a two-day online masterclass with leading science communicators to help hone their skills.
The finalists are now set to go head-to-head on the virtual stage to battle it out for first place in the FameLab Climate Challenge Communicators Online Final to be streamed on YouTube on 28 September 2021, 15.00 - 16.30 UK time.