About this course
Climate negotiation is emotional. We often struggle to convey the facts and urgency of the climate crisis.
In this course you will become familiar with fundamentals of climate negotiation, audience analysis, establishing your core messaging, and open listening. With this foundation, you will learn the ten key tactics climate sceptics commonly use to derail discussion, inflame emotions, and delay progress.
Finally, you will learn how to diagnose the tactics on the fly, and how to calm the waters, get discussions back on track, and work together on climate change solutions.
Welcome to The Fine Art of Climate Negotiation. Introductory comments from your instructor and an optional lesson on navigating the course interface. Getting set up for success.
This module covers a range of skills and concepts we all need to master to become effective climate negotiators. These principles establish the foundation for the approaches we learn in Part 2 of the course to confront tactics used to obstruct the path to climate resilience.
15:28 min - Sources, strengths and weaknesses of climate change information.
12:37 min - Stages of the Climate Grieving Process and the difference between emotion and logic in the climate dialogue.
21:59 min - Key motivations of the different players at the table, and how to approach them.
9:39 min - How argument and conflict are different and alternatives for emotionally loaded words.
12:45 min - The peer review process and why this is important in climate negotiation.
16:41 min - Why we need a core message and how everyone’s core message is different.
16:47 min - Open Listening and why it is important.
In this module we provide overviews of ten tactics used commonly to obstruct the path to climate resilience. We consider where you might encounter the tactic, provide examples of each, and offer suggestions on how you can respond when you confront it.
9:30 min - Logical fallacies in climate negotiation and overview of how to deal with them.
11:12 min - Understand moving the goal posts and what to do about it.
14:39 min - The straw man fallacy and what to do about it.
15:04 min - The appealing to hypocrisy fallacy and what to do about it.
10:34 min - The ad hominem fallacy and what to do about it.
10:34 min - The false balance fallacy and what to do about it.
17:02 min - The irrelevant expert fallacy and what to do about it.
9:34 min - The false dilemma fallacy and what to do about it.
16:41 min - Cherry picking and what to do about it.
19:24 min - Circular reasoning and what to do about it.
21:29 min - The slippery slope and what to do about it.
In this module we wrap everything up. This one lesson provides an overview of the entire course, and reinforces the linkages between the fundamentals and effective climate negotiation skills.
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