• Laurence L. DelinaEmail author


Face-to-face interactions remain key in turning talk into effective climate actions. While this opportunity is already present among climate action groups, there are still gaps that need to be understood, filled, and reflected upon when messengers relate with their audiences. This chapter asks how can climate action campaigners orient their dialogues and conversations to ensure stronger engagement with their audience, what are the strengths and limits observed by contemporary social action groups when building relationships with their publics, how can these strengths be translated into other spaces and audiences, and what the weaknesses tell and what practical lessons emerged from these experiences.


Climate communication Face-to-face activism Public engagement 


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  1. 1.Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range FutureBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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