The broad impact of climate change means a broad and interdisciplinary conversation is needed. For example, journalists working on housing and researchers working on health care will have to deal with implications of climate change, even if “the environment” is not usually their primary focus.
Climate Exchange facilitates forums for journalists and scientists, within and across scientific disciplines, and across areas of the media and reporters’ specializations.
The first Climate Exchange led to direct cooperation between journalists and researchers and improved their ability to work with climate change issues. There were media products of climate-related reporting created that would otherwise not have happened. Scientists also tell us they have been empowered by the experience and feel better able to speak out and communicate about climate change.
Climate Change II will build on this experience with a second forum on 29 April. It will reach more people and build on the ongoing evolution of the climate debate. Stories such as people stopping flying and children demonstrating in the streets have created new ways to report on climate change, but the need for this to be informed by science is just as strong. More media in Sweden have started regular climate reporting, but this is still specialized in certain sections of their publications and is the responsibility of specialized reporters.
Those who participate on the day will benefit from what we hope will be a fertile exchange of ideas and experiences. The notes from Climate Exchange II will be collated and published online for people who cannot be present.
Climate Exchange II will be led by Loukas Christodoulou (Sveriges Radio, personal capacity) and Anneli Sundin, SEI.
09:30 Registration and coffee
- Loukas Christodoulou and Anneli Sundin
10:15 Keynote “Explainer, Climate science for journalists”
- Martin Hedberg, meteorologist
10:30 Keynote “Explainer, The media market for researchers”
- Peter Alestig, climate journalist and news editor, SvD
10:45 Reflections and questions for the keynotes and around the topic of the day
11:15 Energy break
11:30 Large group discussion – idea-sharing in preparation for the afternoon
13:30 Flexible work session with your pre-assigned group
15:15 Harvest time – What are the most important ways forward?
16:00 The day wraps up
How to register
The event is free of charge.