Preliminary Programme

Saturday, 8 July 2023

09:00 – 18:30

Science Po Lyon, 1 rue du Professeur Charles Appleton Room N°2.02 at the “Bâtiment Pédagogique”, Lyon, France


09:00 – 09:45
Reuters Institute, University of Oxford, UK

09:45 – 11:15
Panel 1
Far-Right and Populism

> VOX and disinformation: the Spanish far-right’s obstructionist discourse on climate change on Twitter.
David Vicente Torrico and María Díez-Garrido, University of Valladolid, Spain.

> Populist Right Wing Discursive Tactics in European Regional Decarbonization.
Mahir Yazar, Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation, University of Bergen, Norway.

> Climate Migration’: The Consequences of Media Reproduction of an Unstable Category.
Sian Cowman, Maynooth University, Ireland.

> Burning Images: Environmental Denialism and Affective Visual Journalism during the 2019-2022 Forest Fires in Brazil.
Caio Dayrell Santos, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.

> We, the Green People’: The Epistemological Foundations of Environmental Populism.
Lluís de Nadal, Glasgow University, UK.

> ‘Green Patriotism’ and the Populist Style in France: Comparing the Presidential Campaigns of Marine Le Pen and Éric Zemmour.
Théo Aiolfi, CY Cergy Paris University, France.

11:15 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00
Panel 2
Political Elites

> Between discussion and distortion. Data, reasoning and mis/disinformation in the Spanish Parliamentary debates on energy transition.
Eva Campos, Universidad de Valladolid; Dolors Palau-Sampio and Guillermo López, Universitat de València, and Sara García Santamaría, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain.

> “Storytelling on Climate Change: Synthetic Authenticity versus Expertise in the US”.
Nissrine Fariss  Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France.

> Network Brokerage Roles and Moral Foundations: Moral Language Use by US and UK Political Elites in Online Climate Change Discourse Network.
Liang Lan, Ziwei Wang and Yunya Song, Hong Kong Baptist University, China.

> Private agribusiness conglomerates and government: Inaction on air pollution as misinformation and a tactic to propagate power in Thailand.
Kelly E. Perry, Brown University School of Public Health Information Futures Lab, USA.

> Climate Misinformation in Ireland: Charting the Agribusiness playbook.
Brenda McNally, Dublin City University, Ireland.

> Research on the Operation Mechanism of Computational Propaganda in the Spread of Carbon Peak and Carbon Neutral Issues on Twitter.
Mingzhu Ouyang, Soochow University, Suzhou, China.

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch Break

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14:00 – 15:15
Panel 3

> A critical appraisal of inocculation theory: Towards an audience driven communication strategy for dealing with misinfomation on environmental matters.
Pascal Verhoes, Kunpeng Ma, Joke Bauwens and Marijke Huysmans, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium.

> Google as a knowledge infrastructure for the climate crisis.
Dafne Calvo, María Iranzo-Cabrera and Raquel Tarullo, Universitat de València, Spain.

> Narratives on Climate Change disinformation. Following the path of reiterated hoaxes concerning environmental risks in the US, Europe and Latin America.
Dolors Palau-Sampio, Universitat de València, Spain; Paz Crisóstomo Flores, Universidad Finis Terrae, Chile and Maria Josep Picó-Garcés, Universitat Jaume I, Spain.

> Ideology, disinformation, and climate change. Spanish political parties’ discourse verification.
Vicente Fenoll and José Gamir- Ríos, Universitat de València, and Estrella Alonso, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain.

> Deeper fakes. A case study on the dangers of malinformation and its blend with disinformation.
Hossein Derakhshan, London School of Economics (LSE), UK.

15:15 – 16:30

> Climate change activism through podcasting in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Thouraya Snoussi and Anas Yousef Moh’d Masamreh, University of Sharjah, UAE.

> Convincing journalists, posting on Instagram and being authentic at the same time – challenges in communicating climate change for activists.
Marlene Schaaf, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.

> Climate discussion on Twitter.
Dmitry Erokhin, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria.

> Environmental politics: Could social media foster the ground for an alternative environmental agenda?
Ioanna Archontaki, Iliana Giannouli, Achilleas Karadimitriou and Stylianos Papathanasopoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

> Environmental risk communication in the digital conversation on Twitter: Big Data analysis of the case of Spanish wildfires.
Ángela Alonso-Jurnet, Ainara Larrondo-Ureta and Simón Peña-Fernández, University of the Basque Country, Spain.

16:30 – 16:45
Coffee Break

16:45 – 17:30
Universidade do Minho, Portugal


Conference Dinner

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