Climate Change and Television: What the Paris Agreement means for broadcasters

Smith, Joe (2017). Climate Change and Television: What the Paris Agreement means for broadcasters. International Broadcasting Trust, London.



In December 2015, the Paris Agreement was signed and governments committed themselves to major reductions in their carbon emissions. These commitments imply far reaching changes to everyday life.

In this report, Joe Smith talks to a range of broadcasters, independent producers and academics. He argues that television has a good track record of making issues related
to climate change accessible to mainstream audiences and he makes some concrete suggestions for ways in which it could continue to tell a range of stories about climate change
that will engage audiences and better equip them to respond to this dynamic story.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 50591
  • Item Type
  • Other - Research Report (for external body)
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Earth in vision: BBC coverage of environmental change 1960 - 2010 (D-12-040-JS)AH/K006363/1AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council)
  • Keywords
  • climate change; television; Paris Agreement
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
  • Research Group
  • OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
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  • © 2017 International Broadcasting Trust
  • Depositing User
  • Joe Smith