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.
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.
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.
The Net has funding from the European Climate Foundation.
The work of The Climate Media Net is advised and supported by a board of senior scientists, media professionals and communications experts.
Richard Black Director, Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit
Arlo Brady Managing Director, Freud Communication
Nick Mabey Managing Director, E3G
Mark Maslin Professor of Climatology, UCL
James Painter Reuters School for the Study of Journalism
Chris Rapley Professor Climate Science, UCL
Tim Samuels Creative Director, Tonic Productions
Emily Shuckburgh Head of Open Oceans, British Antarctic Survey
Mark Stevenson Author (An Optimist’s Tour of the Future) & Futurologist
Rory Sutherland Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy
Helen Veale Creative Director, Outline Productions