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> Dear MeCCSA members,
> I am delighted to inform you that the MeCCSA Executive Committee has approved the formation of a MeCCSA Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability Network based on a proposal submitted by interested parties in November.
> The first meeting of the climate change network will take place at 14:15 on 8th January, at the Annual MeCCSA Conference hosted by the LSE. We will use this meeting to discuss future activities and events, and how we can make the most out of this network outside of organised events.
> The aim of the network is to strengthen the ability of MeCCSA and its members to respond to and lead the worldwide academic contribution to understanding media, communication and cultural studies where they meet issues of climate change, environment and sustainable development; it will do this by continually encouraging MeCCSA and its members to conduct research and seek interventions that account for sustainability in its impact. The network will focus on strengthening MeCCSA through:
> - Aligned and complementary activity to the existing MeCCSA networks and the practice section
> - Engagement with policy-makers, civil society and practitioners
> - Filtering and prioritising the urgency of the requirement to respond to changes in environmental, sustainable development and scientific knowledge
> - Maintaining and growing a strand at the main MeCCSA conference and events beyond
> - Producing world leading research under the MeCCSA umbrella
> - Developing a directory of researchers to facilitate collaboration and learning across disciplines
> For further information about the rationale, proposed key themes and timetable, please visit the network website:
> The most recent edition of the MeCCSA newsletter, Three-D, also contained three feature articles on the subject written by Peter Brooks, Neil T. Gavin and Alex Lockwood, which you can download at http://www.meccsa.org.uk/newsletter
> We are currently compiling a list of people interested in taking part in the network or simply wanting to be added to our mailinglist. To register your interest, please contact Alex Lockwood ([log in to unmask]) or Einar Thorsen ([log in to unmask]).
> All the best,
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