Participation blogs

23 September 2014
People around the world are putting increasing pressure on world leaders to take action on climate change, as demonstrated by this week’s climate march in New York
1 May 2014
As everyone increasingly experiences changes associated with a warming planet, does a global phenomenon like climate change affect people in the same way?
2 October 2012
As delegates gather for the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity this photostory looks at why two communities in India and Borneo have developed community protocols.
4 July 2012
Two safeguards for communities' rights to resources can help implement the Nagoya Protocol.
15 March 2012

Indigenous people and local communities have received few benefits from the commercial use of the wealth of traditional crops and medicinal knowledge they have developed.

9 January 2012
Citizenship is a topical issue in the UK: it’s a compulsory school curriculum subject and immigrants are required to sit a Citizenship exam to show their knowledge of their adoptive country. But what does `being a citizen’ really mean?
6 December 2011

Men practice an oral testimony interview during workshops in Karachi, Pakistan (see Article 4 of PLA 63) Photo credit: Panos, London

Stories matter. The first session of the Climate Communications Day for journalists and media specialists at the UN Climate talks in Durban focused on the importance of telling stories to get the right messages out. A good story has accurate information, but – crucially – it also has a personal angle. The trick, to quote Randy Olson, is getting fact and emotion together to tell an engaging story. How the story gets told depends on what needs to be communicated, who we are talking to, and what medium we are using.