Between 12 and 20 times a minute, 23,000 times a day, millions of times a year, over and over and over again, we breathe climate change. And it is harming us.

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Exhaustion is a four-year research project (2019–2022) whose goal is to find mitigation and adaptation strategies that tackle the health risk connected with increasing temperatures and heat waves due to climate change combined with air pollution.

With the CICERO communication team and the scientists, InfoDesignLab is leading the co-design process of 4 data-stories and data-visualisations targeting policymakers, media, medical practitioners and citizens to support informed decisions or raise awareness.

We breathe climate change is the first visualisation launched in June 2020 and developed through a co-design process that lasted six months.

Because of human activities such as transport, agriculture and energy use, we pump pollutants (such as gases and particulate matter) and greenhouse gases (such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) into the air. …

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We cannot be more proud and grateful for the opportunity of sharing the story behind the co-design process of the figures we designed with the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) for the summary for policymakers of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15) and on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL).

The episode is available here:

Creating such reports entails a very complex and orchestrated process that needs to end with a total consensus of all the participating countries. In the show we tell the story of what it takes to generate such reports and handle the complex process of co-designing the figures with a large group of scientists. …

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We co-design with scientists and journalists, businesses and organisations, activists and professionals who need to turn complex information into meaningful narratives, unique visualisations and understandable messages.

We are proud to have worked with a number of high-profile clients on a range of multi-disciplinary projects covering climate science, sustainable development and public health. The ultimate goal of the projects is to turn scientific and complex knowledge into effective, engaging and accessible tools for wider audiences across different platforms.

Some of our clients are the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the European Environment Agency, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, the Center for Climate Research in Norway and the World Meteorological Organization. …



We are information designers and we believe that understanding precedes action and change.

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