Goals

The goal of the Climate Media Net is to help develop fresh and popular approaches to climate change in non-news UK media.

The Net will be a new independent resource for broadcast, print and online media.  The Net’s focus will be on high rating mainstream content (entertainment, comedy, drama, soaps, sitcoms, features and factual). Our interest is not to push any particular line on climate change but rather to bring the subject into the mainstream of  public awareness and conversation.

Activities

The Net will be akin to a Development department – a team of experienced media researchers and producers with a strong sense of current trends within the media.

The Net will pull In information and stories from a worldwide network of experts involved in all aspects of climate change: scientists, military & business leaders, NGO’s, advertising agencies, independent producers, farmers, sailors, artists, writers, bloggers.

The Net team will sort, filter and inter-connect this information to generate early stage ideas for media content. These early ideas will be the starting point for discussions with writers, independent producers, commissioning editors, and journalists.

The Net will actively seek out new talent and is currently setting up a monthly writers room for comedy writers.

People

Nick Comer-Calder worked at the BBC and was Senior Vice President of Discovery Networks Europe. As an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Public Policy Research Nick initiated the IPPR’s Media Leaders and Climate Change Initiative.

Fanny Machin was previously Executive Director of the Global Cool Foundation and a long-term Associate Fellow of Chatham House. Fanny was the founding facilitator of the Prince of Wales’ Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change.

Funding

The Net has seed funding from the European Climate Foundation.

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