Winning Hearts and Minds

Tue 14/07/15 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Exploring the significance of changing public opinion in ensuring effective action on climate change.

Tony Stoller, the Chair of WinACC, will explore the significance of changing public opinion in ensuring effective action on climate change.

Can efforts to limit the impact of global warming succeed without winning the hearts and minds of opinion formers, governments, global business and the general public? Tony Stoller will outline what is known about opinion now, and how it is changing, and consider examples of major shifts of perception and consensus in other areas of public policy. He will examine in particular the role of the media, both traditional and social media, and suggest how those concerned can utilise modern techniques and platforms to harness opinion to provide a public space in which politicians feel empowered to act.

This event is presented jointly by the University of Winchester and Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) in the ‘Is it the answer?’ series on climate change.

Refreshments from 6.30pm. Talk begins 7.00pm. Ends approx 8.30pm.