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Climate Change Communication: A Friendly for Users App

  • Constantina Skanavis
  • Aristea KounaniEmail author
  • Athanasios Koukoulis
  • Georgios Maripas-Polymeris
  • Konstantinos Tsamopoulos
  • Stavros Valkanas
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Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)

Abstract

Living in the era of technology and information, mobile devices, such as mobile phones, laptops, personal digital assistants (PDAs), tablet PCs, are becoming gradually popular and connected with people’s daily lives. The conjunction of the intensification of online technologies and rising public awareness of the changing climate provides numerous opportunities and challenges for climate-change communication. This research concerns the establishment of an environmentally oriented application for mobile phones, focused on climate change, with the intention of raising the knowledge and altering the attitude and behavior towards this crucial environmental issue, based on internet support. The significance of the environmental problem at stake, classifies it as one that mandates immediate awareness. This paper contributes to Climate Change Communication by explaining the use of technological tools, as applications, that are youth friendly and fast, increasing quite effectively environmental awareness.

Keyword

Climate Change Communication Mobile Application Environmental Awareness Mobile Learning Skyros Project 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Constantina Skanavis
    • 1
  • Aristea Kounani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Athanasios Koukoulis
    • 1
  • Georgios Maripas-Polymeris
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Tsamopoulos
    • 1
  • Stavros Valkanas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EnvironmentUniversity of the AegeanMytileneGreece

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