Deny, Deceive, Delay – Climate Disinformation
Wednesday 5 October, (18:00 BST | 19:00 CEST | 13:00 EDT) Online
With the increasing focus by individuals and corporations on climate change and ESG related activities, it can be hard to know which sources to trust to provide reliable and accurate information. Bad actors, be they state sponsored or lobbyists for special interest groups, can skew the debate by using deliberately misleading data or junk science. Increasingly, climate change is being used as a proxy in the culture wars.
Maria Charash-Koundina (MBA 03J) and Ranjit Mene (MBA 07D), Co-chairs of the Energy Group, will discuss key aspects of the climate change debate with our expert speaker:
Jennie King, Head of Civic Action and Education at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, is leading efforts to translate ISD’s digital research into frontline programming and response. She has co-authored the recent report “Deny, Deceive, Delay: Documenting and Responding to Climate Disinformation at COP26 & Beyond” as well as the current ‘Be Internet Citizens’ curriculum which is formally accredited for UK schools.
Jennie provides regular briefings for UK government departments and regulators, UNESCO and parallel European/US bodies on systemic approaches to media literacy. Jennie also oversees ISD’s growing portfolio on Climate Mis- and Disinformation, supporting a coalition of more than 30 organisations worldwide to identify, analyse and counter related harms. Her writing and commentary has been featured by the BBC, The Guardian, Channel 4 News, Tortoise Media and NPR, amongst others.