'Communicating climate change - messages, messengers, and mechanisms' with Karen Florini

Past Event

10 July 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Event Recording:

Despite the increasing frequency and severity of extreme-weather events and associated impacts, their connection to climate change is only occasionally articulated.

In this talk, Karen Florini will explore how climate change discussions – whether in the media, in public discourse, or in private communication – can be more effective. She will also describe free science-backed resources that provide locality-specific information to climate communicators in and beyond the media.

This is a joint event with INET Oxford and the Climate Econometrics project at Nuffield College.

Karen Florini

Karen Florini
Senior Advisor, Climate Central

Karen Florini is Senior Advisor at Climate Central, a widely respected climate science research and communication nonprofit, where she engages with key strategic partners including NGOs, educators, governments, and businesses. With Alice Hill of the Council on Foreign Relations, Karen recently completed a residency at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center on Disenfranchised by Climate Change, examining impacts of extreme weather on electoral processes around the globe. Prior to joining Climate Central in 2017, Karen served as Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change at the State Department during the Obama Administration, engaging with external stakeholders and leading work on short-lived climate pollutants. Previously she spent more than two decades at the Environmental Defense Fund, working both on environmental health and on climate change. She earned a law degree at Harvard, but now regards herself as a recovering lawyer.

Karen is an Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow with INET Oxford and the Climate Econometrics project.