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6th ABU Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Prevention

  • December 9, 2021
  • Thursday, 2PM to 4PM

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December 9, 2021

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6th ABU Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Prevention

Thursday, 2PM to 4PM
December 9, 2021

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  • December 9, 2021
  • Thursday, 2PM to 4PM

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Book your tickets

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6th ABU Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Prevention

Thursday, 2PM to 4PM
December 9, 2021

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6th ABU Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Prevention

Thursday, 2PM to 4PM
December 9, 2021

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POST COP26 ACTION TO SAVE THE PLANET

MEDIA SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

 

6TH ABU MEDIA SUMMIT ON CLIMATE ACTION AND DISASTER PREVENTION

9TH DECEMBER 2021 | VIRTUAL EDITION

 

Perhaps the most important global event of 2021 has been the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, held in Glasgow in the UK. For two weeks in October and November, thousands of delegates from Governments, UN agencies, NGOs, civil society, commerce and the media met to discuss the common existential threat facing all humanity, namely an increasing, human-induced carbon footprint which is contributing to global warming and climate change.

Led by Presidents, Prime Ministers and other leaders from most countries on the planet, the attendees were invited to commit to making change for future generations. They were also asked to sign-up to the four key COP26 goals, namely:

  • Secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach.
  • Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats.
  • Mobilise finance.
  • Work together to deliver.

The UN Secretary-General is on record as saying that “the decisions we make today [on climate change and disaster risk management] will affect not only us, but those who come after.” Mr. Antonio Guterres has further noted that “history will not forgive us” if we hand over to the next generation a planet with an uncertain future. At COP26, he reiterated these views.

But how did the global environment fare at COP26? What does the acronym COP26 actually mean? Did the conference positively address any of the main goals? What was achieved? How will the decisions affect all citizens on the planet?

It is vital that media practitioners be the gateway in analysing and disseminating vital information from COP26 to readers, listeners and viewers in their home countries. Often, they are unfamiliar with some of the concepts, language or even the politics of international decision-making.

Long recognising these as being issues which reach across national and regional boundaries, the ABU has been an early leader in ensuring that media professionals and journalists in Asia and the Pacific are fully briefed on how to communicate complex scientific information on climate change and disaster preparedness to their radio and television audiences.

Since 2014, the ABU has actively addressed the need for accurate reportage of the subject through a series of regional summits which highlight specific issues and provide journalists and content makers with the tangible skills they need to ensure the comprehensive delivery of invaluable information to readers, listeners and viewers.

The first event was held in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2014. Subsequent summits have been hosted in Krabi (Thailand), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Nadi (Fiji), and Kathmandu (Nepal). Each conference resulted in positive action plans and statements of intent, along with practical sessions from expert trainers, commentators and science communicators. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the summit comes to the ‘virtual’ on-line space.

On the 9th December 2021, ABU members are invited to join the 6th ABU Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Prevention with the title Post COP26 Action to Save the Planet | Media Solutions for Sustainable Future

This is a proactive event which not only seeks to address the UN Secretary-General’s ‘call to action’, but also to provide participants with an overview of the COP26 conference outcomes and next steps. This information is designed to enable journalists and content makers to better understand the socio-politico nature of COP26 and to more deeply immerse themselves in reporting on the outcomes and issues arising from the event.

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DATE
9 December 2021

TIME
14:00 – 16:00 HRS

PLATFORM
Zoom Webinar

CONTACT DETAILS
Ms Natalia llieva
natalia@abu.org.my

HOSTED BY
Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union