Melting ice caps, catastrophic hurricanes, floods and drought plunging entire regions into crisis: these are the drastic images usually conveyed by the media. What we hardly hear about is what is actually being done to halt and adapt to global warming.
Media representatives from around the world, high-profile experts of governmental and non-governmental organisations, politicians, artists, entrepreneurs and scientists will sit around the same table at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum. A simple philosophy drives this initiative: Those working on the future have to think in networks – and in global dimensions.
Deutsche Welle GLOBAL IDEAS will host a Workshop at the Global Media Forum about the best practices and solutions from around the world how to adapt with climate change. As part of the United Nation University we are very much delighted to represent the Our World 2.0 webzine in this workshop.
The Workshop will be held on 23 June 2010 – 11.00 a.m. in Room Aeltestenrat
Manuela Kasper-Claridge, head of the Business Department and responsible for the special coverage of climate issues at DW-TV, and Brendan Barrett, Head of United Nations University Media Studio will explore the challenges facing the media in covering climate protection and raise the following questions:
* Why does current media coverage focus mainly on the negative impacts of climate change rather than on ways to deal with it?
* Is it difficult to report on climate change in a pro-active manner?
* What role should the media play in the future?
* To what extent can this influence public opinion and motivate people to become involved?
* How can a global network be built to promote collaboration on the climate front?
Find more information on the site of the Global Media Forum.