Melissa Fleming, under-secretary-general for global communications for the United Nations, is set to deliver a keynote address on the global climate crisis at MIPCOM 2020.
Titled “No Time To Waste: Communicating In A Climate Emergency,” the speech will explore the idea that how we communicate about climate change will make a difference as to whether or not we can overcome it. The keynote will be streamed on MIPCOM Online+ on October 13. Further, Fleming will present the inaugural MIP SDG Award for Climate Action and Protection of the Oceans to Sky Group Chief Executive Jeremy Darroch, in recognition of Sky’s track record in setting the highest standards in sustainability and action on environmental issues.
Fleming’s keynote and the MIP SDG Award are two of the highlights of MIPCOM 2020’s Change for Good program, which is designed to encourage an industry-wide conversation around positive social change at a global level and explore the impact and influence the worldwide television industry can have across a wide range of global issues—from diversity and inclusion to minimizing environmental impact and fostering responsible business practices. Other speakers reflecting on the Change for Good theme at MIPCOM 2020 include Tyler Perry; Ted Sarandos, co-CEO and chief content officer at Netflix; Alex Amancio, Reflector Entertainment CEO; and co-founder and film director, producer and writer Matthew A. Cherry.
MIPCOM Online+ will roll out from 5 October to November 17.