Live Q&A: How can the creative industries encourage climate action? 

Start/Stop Date:
21 Apr 2016
Organiser:
Sponsored by Connect4Climate
Venue:
Live Q & A: Live debate on the Global development professionals network
Focus Areas:
Climate, environment
Type of Event:
Conference

At a historic ceremony on 22 April, more than 130 countries will formally commit to the Paris climate agreement to keep global warming below 2C.

But in order for policymakers to take decisive steps, the general public in countries around the world need to be fully behind taking action to stop climate change. Article 12 of the Paris Agreement specifically requires governments to “enhance climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information”.

Science has convinced us it’s happening, but now filmmakers, artists, TV producers, advertisers and other creative industries are needed to communicate what’s at stake. The power of one image to say more than thousands of words was demonstrated when a photograph from Spanish artist Isaac Cordell’s Follow the Leaders series went viral with the caption “politicians discussing global warming”.

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