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date: 27 October 2020

Climate Change Communication in Switzerlandlocked

  • Heinz BonfadelliHeinz BonfadelliInstitute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich

Summary

The contribution summarizes the topic of climate change communication in Switzerland. The development of the topic of “climate change” is described and located within the general area of environmental politics in Switzerland, based on the specifics of Switzerland as a small, federal state, and non-EU member with direct democratic political processes. Climate change communication then is analyzed based on the results of several content analyses, mostly of Swiss print media, which focus on intensity of coverage, topics, and media frames. In the last part, the perception of and attitudes towards environment and climate change are presented and compared to other countries, based on public opinion survey data.

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  • Communication Studies

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