What is the responsibility of Canadian media in the climate emergency?

November 22, 2023

Location: 312 Main, Vancouver

Time: 12:00PM - 1:30 PM, doors open at 11:30AM

This event is free and hybrid; the Zoom link will be shared with participants before the event, registration is required.

Lunch will be provided.

For more information please contact tara_mahoney_2@sfu.ca


Event description

In the face of the ever-expanding climate crisis, Canadians desperately need to be informed of its causes, its solutions and the actions they can take to confront it. With mis/disinformation running rampant, Canadian media organizations, like media organizations around the world, play a crucial role in covering climate change in ways that capture attention and drive impact, while also emphasizing solutions and justice.

Join us for the launch of Quiet Alarm: A Review of CBC's Climate Reporting and an engaging discussion with leading thinkers and practitioners on the role of Canadian media organizations in the climate emergency. 

The report draws from community-engaged research project that coordinated 30 volunteers from across Canada to track the climate reporting on flagship CBC news programs over a two week period. The report's findings and recommendations aim to improve the climate reporting of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation but they also have relevance for the Canadian media sector more broadly. 

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  • Donya Ziaee, Researcher at the Council of Canadians and former producer at CBC Radio
  • Seth Klein, Team Lead and Director of Strategy of the Climate Emergency Unit and author of A GOOD WAR: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency
  • Kamyar Razavi, Climate Change Reporter at Global News
  • Tara Mahoney, Research and Engagement Lead at SFU CERi and co-author of Quiet Alarm - A Review of CBC's Climate Reporting
  • Doug Hamilton-Evans, Communications Strategist and co-author of Quiet Alarm - A Review of CBC's Climate Reporting


312 Main is located at the corner of Main and Cordova, with the main entrance being on Cordova Street right by the bus stop. Please buzz in to be let in. There is street parking available in the neighbourhood as well as parkade parking at 107 East Cordova. If you are cycling you are welcome to park your bike inside on the ground floor in the 'Guest Bike Parking' area. 312 Main is also accessible by several bus lines, you can visit TransLink's Trip Planner for help to find your way to the building (the address is 312 Main, Vancouver BC, V6A T2T).