The Textbook seeks for an innovative approach to Sustainability Communication as transdisciplinary area of research. Following the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which are intended to transform the world as it is known, we seek for a multidisciplinary discussion of the role communication plays in realizing these goals. With complementing theoretical approaches and concepts, the book offers various perspectives on communication practices and strategies on an individual, organizational, institutional, as well as public level that contribute, enable (or hinder) sustainable development. Presented case studies show methodological as well as issue specific challenges in sustainability communication. Therefore, the book introduces and promotes innovative methods for this specific area of research.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Franzisca Weder, areas of research & teaching at the University of Queensland, School of Communication and Arts: organizational and sustainability communication, Public Relations, CSR and Environmental Communication.
Prof. Dr. Larissa Krainer, areas of research & teaching at the University of Klagenfurt, Department of Media and Communications: Media Ethics, Sustainability Communication, Inter- and transdisciplinary research.
Prof. DDr. Matthias Karmasin, director of the institute for comparative media and communication studies (CMC) of the Austrian Academy of Science and the University of Klagenfurt, areas of research & teaching: Organizational Communication, Media Management, Journalism, Media Governance and Media Ethics, Mediatisation and Sustainability.