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Are We Looking Up? Climate Communications at a Pivotal Moment

Lina Francis, Chief of Communications, Sierra Club
Andrew Revkin, Founding Director, Initiative on Communication and Sustainability, Earth Institute at Columbia University
Sarah Lazarovic, Head of Communications and Brand, Rewiring America
Josh Garrett, CEO of Redwood Climate Communications (Moderator)
Event by: Redwood Climate Communications
Format
Virtual
Duration
1 hour
Language
English

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Virtual

United States

Are we looking up? Climate communications at a pivotal moment

As more of the world experiences the intensifying impacts of the climate crisis, public communications about climate change are shifting. Following decades of under-reporting by news media, climate change and climate-influenced events appear in mainstream news reports on a daily basis.

Cultural influences like the satirical film "Don’t Look Up" have made climate change part of the global zeitgeist. After decades of inaction, the U.S. government adopted what is arguably the most ambitious and comprehensive national climate policy in history. At this turning point, the stakes for climate action have never been higher. Communications around climate solutions have a major role to play in driving unprecedented progress toward worldwide mitigation of and adaptation to the crisis.

Join our diverse panel of communications experts in this 60-minute virtual discussion as they weigh in on the role of communications in climate action from three perspectives:

-Advocacy and activism: selling climate action to policymakers and voters

-Media and culture: balancing objectivity and urgency in journalism and education

-Private sector and investment: selling climate solutions to investors, businesses, and consumers

Hosted by climate tech advisory firm Redwood Climate Communications, this event will feature candid conversations from industry veterans and audience participation. The objective of the event is to inform and inspire activists and professionals to understand the state of climate communications and take advantage of new opportunities to foster progress.

Agenda:

-Introduction

-Audience poll

-Discussions

-Audience poll results

-Q&A

Panel:

-Lina Francis, Chief of Communications, Sierra Club -Andrew Revkin, Founding Director, Initiative on Communication and Sustainability, Earth Institute at Columbia University -Sarah Lazarovic, Head of Communications and Brand, Rewiring America -Josh Garrett, CEO of Redwood Climate Communications (Moderator)

This is Redwood’s inaugural Climate Week NYC event, a celebration of Redwood’s one year anniversary and all the progress the climate movement has made in the past year, including the Inflation Reduction Act being signed into law with provisions that will drive climate action globally.