Event Announcement: Communicating COP26

28 July 2021 | Wildscreen

The COP26 Summit in Glasgow promises to be the 'last best chance' to make lasting and meaningful change to future planetary health. However, a scientific problem of such scale and complexity means that discussions are presented in restrictive forms of language, leaving little room for true connection with and understanding of the topic.

The event aims to communicate complex but critical science, and spotlight the crucial role that visual media plays in doing this. Visual media is the bridge between education and entertainment; a critical tool for communicating science and inspiring meaningful action. Communicating COP26 will create a platform to clarify, communicate and discuss key messages to emerge from the official summit.

The Oscar and BAFTA winning filmmaker, Craig Foster will open the event! Craig’s widely acclaimed film has won him many accolades but the depth of his knowledge extends to uncovering new species, animal behaviour and many other environmental pursuits. Subsequent events will feature Pippa Ehrlich, director and writer of My Octopus teacher; Jon Paul Rodríguez, Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission; Ray Dhirani, Head of Sustainable Finance & Green Economy, WWF - UK; Colin Butfield, Executive Director, Studio Silverback, Adam Sweidan, Chairman Synchronicity Earth. More speakers will be announced on our Speaker Page over the next few weeks.

The event will include keynote addresses from indigenous leaders, scientists and industry professionals; panel discussions on a range of topics including communicating climate science, sustainable industry practices, mobilization of finance; opportunities to network, question, debate and discuss proactive solutions.

Discover more about Communicating COP26.

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