The Rise of Misinformation

The Road to COP27: Making the Just Transition a reality
The Rise of Misinformation

The Global Wind Energy Council and The Conduit Club have partnered this year to drive the conversation ahead of COP27 in Egypt. We’ll look at the transversal issues facing those fighting to tackle climate change, and the topics that which will be top of the agenda for world leaders in November.

One of those key challenges will be ensuring a just transition; one that takes every region forward to a world powered by renewable energy, and one where everybody has left polluting fossil fuels behind.

The partnership’s first podcast looks at one of the threats to the transition: The rise of misinformation. We spoke to the panel of the recent GWEC/Conduit Club event on the subject, about why this problem is spiking, and what organisations are doing about it (or not doing about it, as is often the case).

GWEC’s Reshmi Ladwa and Ben Backwell are joined by Jennie King, who is Head of Civic Action and Education at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and Mai Rosner, who is a campaigner at Global Witness, looking at the Digital Threats to Democracy.

Latest Episodes

The Rise of Misinformation

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The partnership's first podcast looks at one of the threats to the transition: The rise of misinformation. We spoke to the panel of the recent GWEC/Conduit Club event on the subject, about why this problem is spiking, and what organisations are doing about it (or not doing about it, as is often the case). GWEC’s Reshmi Ladwa and Ben Backwell are joined by Jennie King, who is Head of Civic Action and Education at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and Mai Rosner, who is a campaigner at Global Witness, looking at the Digital Threats to Democracy.

Conduit Conversations with Jennie King

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On this episode Paul talks to Jennie King, Head of Civic Action and Education at the Institute of Strategic Dialogue, leading their efforts to translate research into frontline programming and response. Jennie provides regular briefings for UK government departments and regulators on approaches to media literacy, as well as overseeing the ISD’s growing portfolio on Climate Mis and Disinformation, supporting a worldwide coalition identifying and analysing counter related harms. This is a fascinating and timely conversation delving deep into the murky world of Mis and Disinformation and its impact on making positive forward momentum against climate change.

Conduit Conversations with Juliet Kinsman

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In this episode Paul is joined by Juliet Kinsman who has been a journalist and broadcaster for more than 25 years, working in travel for two decades. Juliet was the founding editor of Mr & Mrs Smith, most recently the first-ever Sustainability Editor for Condé Nast Traveller, and is author of ‘The Green Edit: Travel, Easy Tips for the Eco-Friendly Traveller’. Her non-profit consultancy, BOUTECO, works with award-winning brands to help them stand for something and stand out for it through their storytelling. Juliet gives us her insights into sustainable travel, what we should be thinking about when it comes to planning trips, and her top tips on how to travel better.