Public communication about aspects and issues addressed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations. Main research topics are climate communication and energy communication.


Energy communication:

Research on media coverage and pubic attitudes towards the energy turn, network expansions and nuclear energy (Fukushima)

Persons in Charge:   Jens Wolling / Mira Rochyadi-Reetz

Climate communication:

Research on the coverage of climate change and climate policy in the media, approaches and strategies to encourage climate action, and networks of climate change deniers.

Persons in Charge:   Jens Wolling / Marius Becker / Mira Rochyadi-Reetz


Environmental communication:

In addition to the focus on climate change and energy communication, the department also deals with questions of environmental communication in general.

Fundamentals of sustainability communication

Persons in Charge:   Jens Wolling

Project Period:         2017 up to now


Sustainability communication is proposed as an analytical concept for environmental communication research. In order to develop an analytical framework based on the concept of sustainability, different levels of observation and communication are distinguished. This framework allows to structure the research field and to develop a category system that can be used for the systematic analysis of research on environmental communication.