Klimagune Workshop 2017
31st of May 2017
Executive Director of Climate Outreach
“Talking Climate - From Research to practice In Public Engagement ”
Jamie Clarke has lead Climate Outreach to become one of Europe's leading climate change communication research experts. Based in Oxford, the organisation specialises in widening engagement by bridging the gap between climate communication research and practice. He has extensive experience working with academics, government departments, international bodies, NGOs, businesses and community groups, and focuses on helping to make climate change something everyone cares about rather than backs away from. He is joint author on Talking Climate– from research to practice in public engagement published by Palgrave and has specialised in adaptation communication, particularly around flooding and lead on the production of the paper Communicating climate change adaptation – A practical guide to values-based communication.
Department of Adaptation Strategies, Spanish Climate Change Office, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment
“Social participation a tool for sustainability”
Francisco Heras Hernández graduated as an environmental biologist and doctor at the Autonomous University of Madrid with the thesis “Social representations of the climate change in Spain: contributions to communication”.
Between 2001 and 2017 he was coordinator of education and cooperation at the National Centre for Environmental Education and, since 2005, he has been the Focal Point for article 6 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (article on access to information, communication, public awareness, education and training in climate change). He currently works with the Adaptation Strategies Department of the Spanish Climate Change Office.
Author of different books and articles on participation and sustainability, among which we can quote:
Participation as a process of learning and social knowledge. Social Education, 35: 28-42 (2006) Available on: http://www...e/viewFile/165554/372355
He has also written articles on the communication and social perception of climate change, including:
- Heras, F., Meira, P.A. and Benayas, J. (2016). A deafening silence. The decline of climate change as a communication issue in Spain 2008-2012. Redes.com. Studies for the Social Development of Communication journal, 13: 31-54
- Heras, F. and Meira, P.A. (2016). When important matters have no relevance: Spanish society in the face of climate change. Papers on Eco Social Relations and Global Change journal, 136: 43-53 https://www.fuhem.es/media/cdv/file/biblioteca/revista_papeles/136/Sociedad_espa%C3%B1ola_ante_cambio_climatico_F.Heras_P.Meira.pdf
IHOBE (Basque Environmental management public company)
“Klimatek: An initiative to promote Knowledge Transfer on Climate Change adaptation”
Marian Barquin is industrial-engineer and holds the position of general coordinator of the Climate Change unit at the public society Ihobe. Ihobe aims at supporting the Basque Government, on deploying environmental policies and raising awareness on sustainability at the Basque Country scale.
The team she belongs to in Ihobe and the Environment Ministry of the Basque Country Government, promotes the actions foreseen in the framework of the Climate Change Strategy of the Basque Country to 2050 on the path to a low carbon Economy and resilience. To that end, they organize different projects with key stakeholders, among which it is Klimatek initiative.
"Udalsarea 21, tools linked to participation processes in the framework of sustainability"
Geographer. Environment Director with the San Sebastian City Council.
“DSS 2050 Climate Strategy, San Sebastian's commitment to climate change”
Within the city council he was responsible for programmes related to pedestrians and bicycles, and for planning the public transport network. Basque Government Director of Transport in 2009-2010; Basque Government Director of Transport Infrastructure in 2010-2012
Technician of the Network of Alternative and Solidarity Economy (REAS).
“Solidarity economy: a commitment to sustainability”
Zaloa Pérez Hernandorena is a project technician at REAS Euskadi – Network of Alternative Economy and Solidarity – a network grouping some 64 organisations with the mission to develop solidarity economy as a vision and practice which vindicates economy in its different facets (production, financing, trade and consumption) as a means – and not as an end – at the service of personal and community development. It therefore offers an alternative to the prevailing economic model, as an instrument of social transformation and justice that fosters sustainable and participatory development.
Professor of Philosophy of Values and Social Anthropology (Philosophy and Educational Sciences UPV / EHU)
"Cultural change, citizen participation and social movements in the era of prometheanism"
Josu Larrinaga Arza is a professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of the Basque Country. He researches issues related to social movements, particularly ecologism and cultural change. He recently published: “From excess to caution: the Basque Y at the twilight of Prometheism” and, in another line of research: “Cosmic Basque music”.
Member of the "Scientific Committee of the International Congress on Climate Change"
"How to transform our psychological barriers into management strategies for climate change action"
Cristina Huertas is an Environment PhD and Executive MBA. An expert in Marine Energies, evaluator of European Union Research Projects. She was formerly Coordinator of the Focus-Abengoa Foundation’s Energy Transition and Climate Change Forum, Head of Environmental Strategy at the Wave Energy Center (Portugal), Head of R&D and Director of Business Development at Abengoa Seapower and Co-founder of INORE (International Network of Offshore Renewable