Media Workshop, October 6th-7th 2023
International communication on climate change in the media
The International 2023 Media Workshop has been a real success!
Over 414 participants, including 289 in person and 125 connected to the livestream, representing 40 countries took part in the two-day event on October 6th and 7th at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (Paris, France).
The first day featured a Symposium on the theme “How can we talk about our future transformations?
Find replays, interviews and photos from the conference
Organized each year as part of the International Weather and Climate Forum, this Media Workshop brings together the world’s weather presenter community, journalists, meteorologists and international organizations to discuss tools and strategies for communicating more effectively about climate change, both to citizens and to decision-makers.
The next Media Workshop will be hosted by EUMETSAT in Darmstadt (Germany) from June 20 to 22, 2024.
List of participants
Download the speakers’ presentations by clicking on the links below.
Workshop “Communicating climate change in the media”
Aimed at international weather presenters and journalists, this day will offer workshops and discussions on Climate Communication in the media:
9:00 a.m. – Opening of the Media Workshop
Jean JOUZEL President of Météo et Climat and former member of the IPCC (France)
Session 1 – Early Warnings for all and Satellite contribution
Hosted by Helga VAN LEUR Meteorologist & Ambassador of Climate, Sustainability and Behaviour (The Netherlands)
9:05 a.m. – Presentation of Early Warning Initiative
Brigitte PERRIN Head of Strategic Communication at the World Meteorological Organization (UN)
9:20 a.m. – Presentation on MTG first results
Mark HIGGINS Training Manager at EUMETSAT (Germany)
9:35 a.m. – Serious Game on early warnings
WMO and EUMETSAT created an interactive and immersive game to give weather presenters the opportunity to better understand the “Early Warning for All” initiative and the effort it takes to support such initiative and implement it.
Session 2 – How to harness data and tools from Copernicus Marine Service and Mercator Ocean?
Hosted by Patrick de BELLEFEUILLE Weather presenter and climate change expert at MétéoMédia (Canada)
11:45 a.m. – Presentation by Gratianne QUADE Communication Manager and Tony JOLIBOIS Project Engineer at the MERCATOR OCEAN (France)
12:45 p.m. – Break
Session 3 – Attribution Science, Impacts & Communication
Hosted by Bernadette WOODS PLACKY Meteorologist and Director of Climate Central’s Climate Matters (US)
1:45 p.m. – Part1: Attribution Science and Impacts
Andrew PERSHING VP of Science, Climate Central (US), Julie ARRIGHI Director (a.i.) at Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (US), Dr Mariam ZACHARIAH World Weather Attribution (WWA), Grantham Institute at Imperial College London (UK)
3:15 p.m. – Part2: Communication
Leo BARASI Strategic Communications Manager, Climate Change Impacts, Global Strategic Communications Council (GSCC) (US)
4:30 p.m. – Official closing
Christian VANNIER Founder and Director of the International Weather and Climate Forum (France)
(End 5:00 p.m.)
Météo et Climat
Helga Van Leur
Meteorologist & Ambassador of Climate
Patrick de Bellefeuille
Bernadette Woods Placky
Founder and Director of the IWCF