Reporting Climate Change in a Deglobalizing World: perspectives, practices, and constraints

Monday, 17 July 2023, 8:00pm (Hong Kong Time), 8:00am (New York Time), 1:00pm (London Time) on Zoom (Meeting ID: 955 1402 7292; Passcode: 564001)

Climate change is a pressing global issue that requires collective action to mitigate its impact. Empirical evidence has demonstrated the significant role of human activity on this issue (Le Quéré et al., 2021; Lu et al., 2022). However, the recent trend of deglobalization resulting from a range of factors such as the pandemic, changing geopolitics and international relations has presented new challenges to cooperation on climate change. An important actor that could contribute to potential solutions by facilitating a global cooperation are the media (legacy and new). For example, adopting a ‘bottom-up’ approach in reporting on the issue could enhance engagement, awareness and participation. The key is to act and act now! 

Therefore, at this crucial juncture, the AI and Media Research Lab and Department of Journalism at the School of Communication of Hong Kong Baptist University has taken an initiative to bring together journalists, scholars, and experts from the USA, Europe, and Asia, to share their views and experiences on this pressing matter. By fostering dialogue and collaboration, this initiative aims to promote a more nuanced and comprehensive understanding of the complex challenges posed by climate change. The organisers hope that this initiative will inspire and lead to meaningful measures locally and globally.

Dr. Yongren Shi, The University of Iowa;
Mr. Dong Liu
, Senior International News Reporter, The Paper;
Mr. Tingying Zheng
, Executive Deputy Director of Green and Low-Carbon Industry Research Center, China Industry Daily;
Ms. Yanhui Wang
, Associate Director of the Institute for Global Decarbonization Progress;
and environmental journalists from the UK and the US

Professor Celine Song, Professor, Department of Journalism, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University
Professor Raymond Li, Department Head, Department of Journalism, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University