Climate Change and photography

How is climate change changing lives? How photography as a medium can improve and innovate climate change communication and contribute to the climate transition?

Ed Kashi has been at the forefront of new approaches to visual storytelling for 40 years, documenting many of the social and geopolitical issues that define our times. His work has contributed to the success of @EverydayClimateChange.

The critically acclaimed, award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker joined in dialogue with the outstanding science and data journalist Elisabetta Tola and embarked the public on a journey around the world through his images.

Overdramatization makes the story more powerful, sexier, stronger, or more devastating. I always try to be more sober-minded. I never want to be boring, but I’d rather be boring and accurate than sensational and mislead people.

Ed Kashi – Photographer and Storyteller

How important it is also to show that we can do something about it! That is how you inspire people, especially our youth. That’s how we inspire them to get involved, to be engaged.

Ed Kashi – Photographer and Storyteller

The live streaming event was part of the series Seeds. Words that feed the future for the CMCC Climate Change Communication Award “Rebecca Ballestra”.



Uneven progress in Bangkok casts shadow over COP24 climate talks

The extra round of negotiations to define the rules of the Paris climate agreement closed in Bangkok without satisfactory steps forward on the rulebook due to be adopted at COP24 in December. “We cannot allow Katowice to remind us of Copenhagen”, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.


New Plastics Economy Report: Major companies disclose annual plastic packaging volumes

In a ground-breaking move, major companies such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, Nestlé and Carrefour have bolstered their commitments to reducing plastic waste and pollution by disclosing their annual plastic packaging volumes. A decisive step towards transparency and accountability in the plastic packaging sector.


Dual-Action, Triple Win: Addressing the Converging Health and Climate Crises

Both weigh on the health systems, both aggravate existing inequalities, both have huge economic impacts. COVID-19 and climate change are crisis that need to be tackled together, because “we do not have the luxury of taking one crisis at a time”. The 2020 Lancet Countdown Report on Health and Climate Change told by one of its authors.