Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum
Climate Change and the Media
The heat is on—this is the theme for the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum and a message that emphasizes the burning need for widespread global participation to reverse alarming climate trends.
As climate change mitigation efforts swell around the globe, this upcoming conference affirms the urgency of media involvement in these efforts. As the conference organizers attest, reversing climate change requires extensive attitude and behavior changes—matters of consciousness and awareness that are profoundly shaped by the media.
With topics ranging from “gender and climate change” to “the information gap in the South” the 2010 conference will challenge the media to rally around climate change issues in ways that reflect the high stakes for women and other marginalized groups. It will bring together media users and producers, scientists, peace keeping and conflict prevention specialists, energy industry experts, policy makers, as well as representatives from international, grassroots and non-governmental organizations to discuss how to harmonize individual and collective action in order to steer the world away from a foreboding future and instead toward genuine sustainability.
Registration for the conference will begin in February.