Climate Change in the Media and in Everyday Life: A UK-Taiwan Comparison of Energy Use and Its Media Representation, 17-21 November 2014

This workshop was held as part of a week-long visit of four DEMAND academics to Taipei and specifically to the National Chenghi University. This was the first part of an international partnership and mobility project (funded by the British Academy and Taiwanese Ministry of Science and Technology) that runs for a year until November 2015.

Gordon Walker, Rosie Day, Sumei Wang, Allison Hui, Neil Simcock

Gordon Walker, Rosie Day, Sumei Wang, Allison Hui, Neil Simcock

Gordon Walker, Rosie Day, Sumei Wang, Allison Hui, Neil Simcock

The project is a collaboration between DEMAND and the National Chengchi University in Taipei, and specifically with Dr Sumei Wang and colleagues in the College of Communication. This workshop was an opportunity for all involved to present on their research, on the DEMAND-side drawing particularly from ongoing research and writing in Projects 4.1 and 3.1.   There are also web materials in Taiwanese here.



9:00 – 9:10 Opening, introduction of participants and topics

9:10 – 9:40 Professor Gordon Walker presentation, Q&A
Should there be a ‘right to energy’: if so in what terms?

9:40 – 10:10 Dr Rosie Day presentation, Q&A
Fuel poverty and energy affordability in the UK and beyond

10:10 – 10:40 Dr Neil Simcock presentation, Q&A
Exploring discourses of ‘necessary’ energy use in the UK media: implications for demand-side policy and governance

10:40 – 11:00 Tea break

11:10 – 11:30 Dr Allison Hui presentation, Q&A
Tracing networks and practices: Electric vehicles in discourse and use

11:30 – 12:00 Dr Sumei Wang presentation, Q&A
Green Practices are Gendered: an investigation of sustainable consumption policies in Taiwan

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 – 13:30 Professor Mei-Ling Hsu presentation, Q&A
Representing Alternative/Renewable Energy in Taiwanese Media: News Content Analysis and Its Challenges

13:30 – 14:00 Dr Win-ping Kuo presentation, Q&A
Media construction of water crisis in the context of climate change – a corpus assisted approach

14:00 – 14:30 Dr. Tung-jen Shih presentation, Q&A
The role of new media in communicating science

14:30 14:50 Tea break

14:50 – 16:00 General discussions – possible future collaborations, including research projects, e-seminars,

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