With disinformation ramping up before COP28, journalists need to prepare now to avoid getting spun during the summit. This press briefing was organized to update journalists on likely disinformation narratives to watch out for, how media digests disinformation, and how it can impact negotiations. Whether you’re reporting or editing, on the ground or from afar, this press briefing is aimed at helping you publish the most factual reporting.
Learn how to weave climate themes into your storytelling with two YA authors from Walker Books. Climate consultant Lauren James breaks down a scene from Sara Barnard’s writing to show how climate change can be incorporated naturally into scenes. This session allows publishing professionals to see first-hand the process an editor and author would go through when focussing on ‘climate sensitivity’, as well as Sara responding to the editorial suggestions in the moment.
Can climate change be funny? Turns out, it can be hilarious. Watch these comedians tackle a tough subject while inspiring us to act. Marc Maron, Jack Whitehall, Joel Kim Booster, Jen Kirkman, Judah Friedlander and Wanda Sykes's specials are now streaming on Netflix.
Small island states are typically depicted in global media as desperately sinking or moments away from total annihilation due to climate change. But this is not the whole story - for decades some of the most climate vulnerable countries have been the loudest voices leading the climate movement and bringing about real change. As a native Tongan/Pacific Islander and communications specialist, Josephine Latu-Sanft, shares the historic role of small island states not merely as climate victims but as climate warriors.
In this Instagram chat, Thelma Young Lutunatabua and environmental journalist, Yessenia Funnes discuss climate solutions narrative trends in the US as well as the role of media to uplift and amplify community-based solutions and stories through an equily and justice lens.
Leading journalists from around the world gathered for an unprecedented conversation about how to cover a world on fire at the two-day climate journalism conference “Climate Changes Everything” in New York City on September 21 and 22, 2023. The goal was to chart a course for covering climate change in ways that drive attention and impact, while also highlighting solutions and justice.Through panels, workshops, and more, journalists discussed how to tackle the climate story with more urgency, depth, and creativity than ever before.
This event at the 2023 NY Climate week brings together Kat Coiro (Director and Filmmaker), Tory Stephens (Climate Fiction Creative Manager at Grist), Ali Weinstein (Co-Founder/EP, Hollywood Climate Summit + TV Writer) and Mamadou (Content Creator) to unpack how we can put climate solutions in the story? Writers, filmmakers and creators spin up magic out of thin air. They make us laugh. They make us cry. They terrify us. But most of all they make us care about the worlds they create.
In this panel experts, including Unilever’s Chief Sustainability Officer, popular lifestyle creators and behavioral experts unveil new findings from a Unilever study of creators on the topic of sustainable lifestyles. The panel explores the unique role creators (on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, and more) can play in encouraging individuals to adopt low-carbon behaviors, igniting a mass movement towards sustainable living.
In June 2023 Hollywood Climate Summit gathered entertainment and media leaders in Los Angeles to investigate the cultural industry’s role in climate action. Futerra and partners continued this debate in NYC Climate Week 2023. Some of the questions discussed were: Can soap-operas, blockbusters, reality shows, dramas, comedy and children’s content inspire action? Does climate make compelling content?
How to encourage the industry to move away from fictional characters who are implicitly promoting high carbon consumption through positive role models? In ten years, when mounting waste and climate change is impossible to ignore, we might squirm at the glorification of excessive consumption in the same way we now squirm at the casual racism and sexism in seventies sitcoms.