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Russell T Davies headlines BBC’s Climate Creatives event


A year on from the UN’s landmark Climate Change Conference (COP26), the BBC’s virtual Climate Creatives event will join together a mix of commissioners, production staff, and storytellers to take a fresh look at what’s changed in broadcasting and how the industry can work together to find sustainability solutions.

With sessions taking place across Wednesday 5 October, attendees will hear from prominent industry figures including Welsh native and Manchester mainstay, screenwriter and producer Russell T Davies, in conversation with the BBC’s Chief Content Officer, Charlotte Moore, exploring how TV drama and climate storytelling can intertwine.

The line-up also boasts a range of speakers from broadcasters and streaming services (BBC, BBC Studios, ITV Studios, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5/Paramount +, Netflix ), independent media producers (Little Bird Films, Argonon), the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta), a video game and software developer (Epic Games), and more.

Climate Creatives is sponsored by the BBC’s Charlotte Moore, introduced by BBC journalist and presenter Phillipa Thomas, and delivered by BBC Academy with partners including Albert, Creative UK, BBC Studios, the Royal Television Society and the BFI.

Sessions across the day will include a practical take out on low carbon television production at the cutting edge, and industry figures will join CDP (not-for-profit global carbon disclosure system) founder and co-host of hit podcast Outrage and Optimism, Paul Dickinson, for a conversation on the role of leadership.

Gaby Hornsby, TV Lead for Sustainability, BBC, says: “Nearly one year on from the historic COP26 conference and with the next UN summit fast approaching, now is the time to come together again as a sector to refocus our efforts towards confronting climate change.

“This is a collective endeavour and we need solutions at scale. That requires collaboration and I’m certain Climate Creatives will once again provide that crucial platform for discussion and the sharing of ideas.”

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