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”.



Wildfires: Compromising A Key Natural Climate Solution

Australia is experiencing the worst wildfires seen in decades, as drought and heatwaves fan the flames. In the summer and Autumn of 2019, a significant increase in wildfires brought the Amazon close to a tipping point with global ramifications. Some of these fires were caused by man as land is cleared to make way for agribusiness, logging, mining and other “development” projects. While climate change is exacerbating bushfire intensity and damages, experts and policymakers are calling for strong measures to save what is one of the planet’s main carbon sinks and a vital natural climate solution.


The future of the Paris agreement at stake in Bangkok

The extraordinary session of UNFCCC negotiations to step up progress on the Paris rulebook opens on September 4 in Bangkok. The summit will last five …


Financing a sustainable Europe

The EU is working on integrating sustainability considerations into its financial policy framework in an effort to mobilize finance for sustainable growth. It is bringing forward the European Green Deal whilst facilitating private investment in the transition to a climate-neutral, climate-resilient and just economy.