March 30–April 1st 2017 – Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri/Turin (Italy)

With the support of the World Meteorological Organization, the IPCC and the Italian Meteorological Society, this Media-Workshop will be an opportunity to discuss communication strategies at the international level. Gathering around 100 participants from 50 countries (weather presenters, representative of international, european and italian organizations), the objective will be to conduct an in-depth reflection on how to communicate more effectively on climate change, toward viewers but also policy-makers.



Day animated by Marina Raibaldi France 3 Corse – Via Stella

09.15 – Welcome address
Paolo Montagna Mayor of Moncalieri
Luca Mercalli Chair of the Italian Meteorological Society

09.30 – The perception of climate change | PRESENTATION
Annamaria Lammel Doctor in cognitive science, Université Paris-8, France

10.00 – Discussion groups (15-20 participants and 1 rapporteur per group)
• “Communicating extreme weather events” – Rapporteur: Patrick de Bellefeuille MeteoMedia, Canada
• “Global warming and sea level rise”- Rapporteur: José Rubiera CubaVisión TV, Cuba
• “Climate change & developing countries: communication, adaptation and impacts”- Rapporteur: Samuel Muchemi WMO
• “International Conferences and Agreements: usefulness and enactment”- Rapporteur: Michael Williams WMO

11.00 – Break

11.30 – Discussion groups continue

12.30 – Lunch Break

02.00 – Discussion groups continue

03.30 – Break

04.00 – Synthesis of the discussions by the rapporteurs | PLENARY SESSION

04.30 – Difficulties in communicating Climate Change in the major Information Media | PRESENTATION
Raffaele Salerno Centro Epson Meteo and Andrea Giuliacci Centro Epson Meteo –

05.00 – Departure to Turin for a visit of the “Climate Village” (initiative of Centro Epson Meteo)

05.30 – Worldwide Weather Clips Compilation at the Climate Village  | SCREENING SESSION


09.15 – Greetings
Hoesung Lee Chair of the IPCC

09.30 – Communication issues – constraints and opportunities | PRESENTATION
Tim Nuthall European Climate Foundation

10.00 – Communicating climate change: what next? | ROUNDTABLE
Michael Williams World Meteorological Organization, Jill Peeters VTMNieuws Bernadette Woods-Placky Climate Central, Jesper Theilgaard DBC

11.30 – Break

12.00 – Copernicus – Tackling climate change and offering data that benefits the world | PRESENTATION
Jean-Noël Thépaut Head of Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), ECMWF

12.30 – Climate from Space: visualising satellite data | INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION
Cat Downy ESA Climate Office

01.00 – Lunch Break

02.30 – Recent scientific advances in the attribution of extreme weather events | INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
Julie Arrighi Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and Tim Nuthall European Climate Foundation

04.00 – Departure to Turin

04.30 – Visit of the Società Metropolitana Acque Torino Research Center | VISIT


Visit of the Agenzia di Pollenzo – Presentation of the international initiative Slow Food