IPCC Communication handbook

A new handbook on science communication was released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group I Technical Support Unit. This Handbook serves as a resource for IPCC authors - as well as the wider scientific community - to engage audiences with climate change.


The Handbook sets out six principles for effective communication:

  1. Be a confident communicator
  2. Talk about the real world, not abstract ideas
  3. Connect with what matters to your audience
  4. Tell a human story
  5. Lead with what you know
  6. Use the most effective visual communication
6 principles to help IPCC scientists better communicate their work