Working with our broadcaster partners at COP 26

Location: Glasgow
Date: 01 Nov 2023
Time: 14:00 - 15:00

From sport to weather to comedy - what's the role of television in climate action? 

As climate partner to several broadcasters, Natural Capital Partners is working on a series of events at COP 26 to consider climate change through the lens of television. These events are all taking place in Glasgow with limited ticket availability, but you can also register for the live-stream.

Register here (this event has ended) for the live stream for any of the events below. If you are in Glasgow and interested in tickets please email Tickets are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Power of Brands in the Climate Fight

1 November, 14:00 -15:00 GMT, STV, Pacific Quay, Glasgow

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A discussion about the role of brands and broadcasters in accelerating societal change on climate. Speakers will be from the insights, commercial and strategy teams at ITV, STV and Channel 4, and from the marketing teams at Yorkshire Tea (watch this great video) and NatWest, moderated by public opinion researcher IPSOS.

Reporting from the Front Line: Telling the Stories of Climate Change

2 November, 16:30 - 17:30, Cinema Auditorium, Green Zone at COP

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A discussion about the role of factual, current affairs and news programming is in telling the stories of climate change. Panellists include science, natural history and environmental broadcasters Liz Bonnin, Tom Heap and Ciaran Jenkins, along with news editors from ITV and Sky.

Telling Climate Stories Together: In Conversation With the Broadcaster CEOs

3 November, 11:00 - 12:00, BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay, Glasgow

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A conversation with the CEOs/Director Generals of BBC (Tim Davie), ITV (Carolyn McCall), STV (Simon Pitts), Channel 4 (Alex Mahon) and Sky (Stephen van Rooyen) to explore how they have worked together through BAFTA's albert initiative to tackle the carbon footprint of their productions, and how they are helping audiences understand and navigate the climate challenge.

Discussing the Weather Like a Brit

3 November, 14:00 - 15:00, BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Discussing the role of weather reporting in the fight against climate change with weather presenters from BBC, ITV, STV and Channel 4. With Laura Tobin (ITV), Judith Ralston (BBC), Sean Batty (STV) and Liam Dutton (C4).

Sport & Climate: Match Fit? How Sports Broadcasting Can Help Combat Climate Change

4 November, 11:00 - 12:00, BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay, Glasgow

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Could sport be a golden opportunity to bring people together and promote a wider understanding of climate change? Speakers TBA.

Did You Hear the One About…The End of the World?

4 November, 17:00 -18:00, BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay, Glasgow

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What is the role of comedy in helping us to navigate climate change? Join our panel – to be announced soon – for this engaging, fast paced and funny session where we will ask if laughter really is the best medicine when it comes to fixing the planet and our own climate anxiety. Speakers TBA.

The Power of Storytelling

5 November, 11:00-11:30, COP26 Climate Action Hub, Blue Zone at COP - UN accreditation required

Including a short film by Richard Curtis.

Can Soaps Spread The Word On Climate Change?

6 November, 16:00-17:00, Tower Base South, Green Zone, COP

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Continuing Drama has a long and proud history of tackling social issues on screen, breaking down complicated, often divisive subjects for its audience and helping viewers to explore topics through the eyes of their favourite characters. This session will bring together producers from the UK’s most loved soaps to talk about the creative challenges of making our soaps help save the planet. Speakers TBA.