This election year, let’s talk climate
(Context, 12 Jan 2024) With over 2 billion people set to vote, 2024 will be a critical year for climate action - and reliable information on it.
Last year’s COP28 climate change summit was a stark reminder that in an age of information overload and misinformation, independent media is critical.
As information flew fast and thick around COP28, contextual and clear communication was coming from one key space - credible news organisations and journalists, constantly working at de-jargonising vital information and providing perspective on complex issues, from the controversy surrounding the presidency to the final agreement.
In the midst of all the ambiguity, the role of the news – to report on the facts in a balanced manner - was critical in the fight against misinformation.
In 2024 – billed as ‘election year’, with 2 billion people in over 50 countries set to cast their votes - the role of the media will continue to be more important than ever.
These countries – which include the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Pakistan, India and Indonesia - represent a broad range of the climate spectrum, from global policy leaders to some of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world.