Every day, thousands of images of climate change are shared around the world.
A more compelling and diverse visual language for climate change is urgently required, so Climate Outreach created climatevisuals.org, an evidence-based image library to compliment our range of bespoke photography, visual services and partnerships.
Based on international social research in Europe and the US, this unique resource offers seven core principles for effective visual communication, plus a library of images. Climate Visuals aims to strategically change the working practices of influential visual communicators across the world, to catalyse a new - more compelling and diverse - visual language for climate change.
This website contains a growing library of photographs to provide inspiration and guidance for campaigners, picture editors and communications practitioners selecting imagery for communicating climate change. All images are captioned with an explanation of how they fit with the seven Climate Visuals principles, and why they work. Each image is linked to its original source and many are available to download for free under Creative Commons licenses for use in blogs, articles and campaigns.
Wondering where to begin? Go to How to use the Climate Visuals website to get started.
The Climate Visuals Team
Toby is the Climate Visuals Programme Lead and Media Liaison with a strategic goal of expanding our presence, influence and impact in the media and photographic sectors. Toby has 12 years experience as an award-winning Environmental Photographer who focuses on building innovative, global stories through collaboration and publication in leading editorial outlets. He graduated with a Masters in Photography from London College of Communication after spending 2 years working across Africa utilising his bachelors degree in Zoology & Environmental Science. He is an Associate Scholar of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute and lives in the woods near Stroud with his wife and son.
Joel has an academic background in Geography; having studied at the University of Ottawa and Royal Holloway, University of London. Joel joins the team with experience in Account Management, Corporate Partnerships and Marketing, having previously worked across a number of agencies, and for The Drinkaware Trust, where he was a key player in the nationwide delivery of a vulnerability training scheme across the night time economy. Outside of work, Joel can be found brewing (and occasionally enjoying) beer, recording podcasts, escaping from locked rooms (the game kind), and generally being disappointed by the football scores.
Victoria works as the Climate Visuals Digital Communications Assistant. Previously, she has worked in sales and marketing for both the private and public sector and gained a diploma in Digital Marketing from the Oxford College of Marketing. Her work has allowed her to work on campaigns promoting the reduction of carbon emissions within the automotive industry as well as working across multiple subject areas in academic publishing, including climate policy, at Taylor & Francis. Living on a solar panel farm in South Oxford, she has a keen interest in country life and agriculture. In her spare time, Victoria will be found on the farm with her horses riding the Ridgeway.
Léane brings 15 years of international experience in environmental education, communication and marketing. Prior to joining Climate Outreach, she lived in Vancouver where she worked at the David Suzuki Foundation as well as taught an Environmental Studies class at a secondary school. Before that, she worked in London as a Marketing Manager for Johnson & Johnson. She holds a Master’s in Environment & Management and a B Ed (Canada), an MBA in Marketing (US) and a B.A in Humanities (France). She is a native speaker of English and French. In her spare time she can be found climbing mountains, kayaking and sometimes even unicycling.
Adam is our Research Director, and an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, Cardiff University. Adam manages Climate Outreach's research portfolio, directs Climate Outreach's collaborations with academic partners. Adam lead-authored a book 'Talking Climate: From Research to Practice in Public Engagement', has published widely in academic journals, and writes regularly for international media, including The Guardian and New Scientist magazine.