Candice Howarth

Dr Candice Howarth

Senior Lecturer in Sustainability and Climate Communication
PhD, MSc, BSc
+44 (0)1483 689371
51 AP 02



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Publication highlights


  • Howarth, C. (2017) Telling stories on climate change and low carbon futures: Framing narratives around the UK's fifth Carbon Budget. Special Issue on “Narratives and storytelling in energy and climate change research”, Journal of Energy Research and Social Science
  • Jacobs, R. & Howarth, C. (under review) Perspectives on scale: art/science collaborations across the local and global. Special Issue “Communicating Science & Collaborating for Resilient Solutions to Climate Change”, Intal Jnl Clim Chge: Imp & Resp
  • Howarth, C. & Brooks, K. (2017) Local level decision-making on climate change and building resilience to nexus shocks - implications for collaboration and communication. Sustainability, 9(838)
  • Howarth, C., Viner, D., Dessai, S., Rapley, C. & Jones, A. (2017) Co-producing climate change knowledge: incorporating practitioner evidence in the IPCC WGII process. Climate Services
  • Howarth, C. & Sharman, A. (2017) The Influence of Labels & Incivility in the Climate Change Debate. Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Communication. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.382
  • Howarth, C. & Painter, J. (2016) The IPCC and local decision making on climate change: a robust science-policy interface? Palgrave Communications, 2:16058, doi: 10.1057/palcomms.2016.58
  • Jacobs, R., Luger, E. & Howarth, C. (2016) The Prediction Machine: Performing Scientific and Artistic Process. Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 497-508
  • Howarth, C. & Monasterolo, I. (2016) Understanding barriers to decision making in the UK energy-food-water nexus: The added value of interdisciplinary approaches. Environmental Science & Policy, 61, 53-60.
  • Sharman, A. & Howarth, C. (2016) Building bridges between climate scientists and sceptical voices: Implications for public perceptions of climate change. Public Understanding of Science, 1-17, Doi: 10.1177/0963662516632453
  • Sharman, A. & Howarth, C. (2015) Climate stories: why climate scientists and sceptical voices participate in the climate debate? CCCEP Working Paper 216/GRI Working Paper 191
  • Howarth, C. & Black, R. (2015) Local science-media engagement needed to increase trust and understanding of climate change. Nature Climate Change, 5(5), 506-508
  • Howarth, C. and Sharman, A. (2015) Labelling opinions in the climate debate: a critical review. WIRES Climate Change, 6(2), 239-254, doi: 10.1002/wcc.332 • Viner, D. & Howarth, C. (2014) Practitioner's work & evidence in IPCC reports. Nature Climate Change, 4, 848-849
  • Rapley, C., de Meyer, K., Carney, J., Howarth, C., Clarke, R., Smith, N., Stilgoe, J., Youngs, S. (2014) Time for a change? Climate Science Reconsidered. Report of the UCL Policy Commission on Communicating Climate Science.
  • Howarth, C. (2013) Climate change information framework for behaviour change: Applications to UK travel. The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts & Responses. 5(1), p55-75.
  • Jones, A., Allen, I., Silver, N., Howarth, C., Cameron, C. & Caldecott, B. (2013) Resource constraints: sharing a finite world: Implications of Limits to Growth for Actuarial Profession, Actuarial Profession
  • Howarth, C. and Polyviou, P. (2012) Sustainable travel behaviour and the widespread impacts to the local economy. Local Economy, 27(7), p762-779.


  • Roberts, T., Hargreaves, T., Butler, C. & Howarth, C. (in prep) Eds. Re-configuring practices for a post carbon world. SAGE/British Sociological Association
  • Painter, J., Erviti, M.C., Fletcher, R., Howarth, C., Kristiansen, S., León, B., Ouakrat, A., Russell, A., Schafer, M. (2016) Something old, something new: digital media and the coverage of climate change. Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford.
  • Howarth, C. Ed. (2016) What we've learnt so far: findings from the Nexus shocks network. Global Sustainability Institute.
  • Howarth, C. Ed. (2013) Big Challenges, Creative Solutions. Illustrations from the Global Sustainability Institute 2013 Conference. Illustrations by Lukewarm and Design by Creative Warehouse.

Book chapters/sections

  • Howarth, C. & Roberts, B. (in prep) The role of the UK Green Deal in shaping practice for a post-carbon world: insights from two case studies, In Re-configuring practices for a post carbon world. BSA/Sage
  • Hills, D., Uprichard, E., Penn, A., Wilkinson, A., Howarth, C., Gilbert, N. (in prep) Magenta Book Annex on complexity.
  • Russell, A., Howarth, C. (2016) Similarities and differences in sources, tones and advocacy; In (Eds) Something old, something new: digital media and the coverage of climate change. Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford.
  • Howarth, C. and Ryley, T. (2012), Chapter 10 A Behavioural Perspective on the Relationship Between Transport and Climate Change, in Ryley, T. and Chapman, L (ed.) Transport and Climate Change (Transport and Sustainability, Volume 2), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.261-286.