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A two-day symposium hosted by RMIT University’s Global Cities Research Institute and Communication, Politics and Culture Centre, School of Media and Communication
Sustainability, sustainable development and climate change are extremely complex issues that require clear and creative discourses as well as collaboration across various sectors: private, government and civil society.
While sustainability, sustainable development, community resilience and corporate social responsibility are contested, they are global concerns that resonate in the Global South and North. Underpinning these debates and negotiations is how these concepts are interpreted and made sense of by various sectors and communities. It is critical to unpack these concepts, especially how they are perceived and interpreted especially in various cultural and geographical contexts before strategic approaches are developed.
By collaborating with various communities and experts, we contend that communication practitioners and scholars have the responsibility to lead and advocate for sustainability and social change through creative approaches.
The symposium aims to explore the question: How are sustainability and sustainable development issues specifically those relating to environment and climate change, perceived, interpreted and addressed in various media and cultural contexts in the Asia-Pacific region?
1) To bring together a group of inter-disciplinary scholars and practitioners from local government, the private sector and NGOs in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss the issues, challenges and opportunities of communicating sustainability.
2) To identify new avenues of inquiry and develop research collaborations around the role of media and communication in promoting sustainability.