Can Covid-19 Teach Us How To Save The Planet?

After Biden’s win it looks like the USA will rejoin the Paris Accords to limit carbon emissions and reduce global warming. By itself that won’t be enough to limit climate change. In our ENEX webinar series we tackled what needs to be done and whether or not the response to Covid can show us the way to save the planet.

September 2020 was the hottest month ever recorded. Millions of acres in California have been scorched by devasting wildfires producing the region’s first ever ‘’gigafire’’. In Siberia, land normally covered in snow has instead hosted uncontrollable fires that spew carbon emissions into the atmosphere, adding to the still climbing toll of pollutants produced by human activity. Many scientists believe it is already too late to avert a global disaster.

But the Covid pandemic has shown us how society can rapidly change and adapt to new realities. Pollution levels plummeted during lockdown. Efforts to build more sustainable and green economies have been accelerated. When we emerge from the pandemic, will it have taught us how to solve climate change?

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with Richard Calland

Associate Professor in Public Law University of Cape Town Richard Calland has thirty years of experience in law, politics and sustainability. He practiced law at the bar for seven years before moving to South Africa in 1994 to work on the country’s founding democratic election. He is now based at the University of Cape Town (UCT) as an Associate Professor in Public Law. Richard is a Fellow of the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and has advised a large number of organizations including the World Bank.He Is a prominent political analyst, and a columnist.

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Emily Shuckburgh
Director of Cambridge Zero University of Cambridge Dr Emily Shuckburgh is Director of Cambridge Zero at the University of Cambridge and Reader in Environmental Data Science at the Department of Computer Science and Technology. She is a mathematician and climate scientist and a Fellow of Darwin College, a Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy and a Fellow of the British Antarctic Survey.

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Gary Kendall
Strategy & Sustainability Advisor, Systems Thinker, Natural Scientist Dr Gary Kendall has been working at the intersection of business strategy and systemic risk for more than a decade. Prior to joining Nedbank in November 2013, he was Deputy Director at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) in Cape Town for 3 years, helping business leaders in Southern Africa to understand the mounting system pressures that will reshape their operating context. Gary previously served as Executive Director at SustainAbility, a hybrid think-tank and strategy consultancy based in London, where he advised numerous blue-chip organisations

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with the cooperation of the University of Cambridge This webinar video contains video sequences with copyright University of Cambridge, usage approved by the University of Cambridge. This webinar video also contains several photos from Unsplash.com and Shutterstock. Shutterstock images used in the video are licensed to Adrian Wells / Managing Director ENEX

Exclusive LIVE Interview with Olaf Scholz, German Federal Minister of Finance, Vice Chancellor

ENEX questioned Olaf Scholz, Germany’s Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister, on the difficult challenges ahead. As leader of the SPD, Scholz runs for the Chancellorship in Germany’s elections in 2021.

Author and foreign affairs commentator, Tim Marshall, covered a wide range of topics including calls for more European integration, action on climate change and efforts to combat populism.

With Trump still refusing to concede the election, Germany’s Vice-Chancellor urged Trump to go.

He also predicted that the German economy would bounce back by 2021 and how the first phase of COVID vaccine will be distributed. For the first time, the event was streamed live on ENEX’s social media platforms and questions taken from the audience who watched from across the world.

28 October 2020 – 14:00 GMT: Join our latest Webinar with Top experts discussing “The Climate Crisis”

September 2020 was the hottest month ever recorded. Millions of acres in California have been scorched by devasting wildfires producing the region’s first ever ‘’gigafire’’. In Siberia, land normally covered in snow has instead hosted uncontrollable fires that spew carbon emissions into the atmosphere, adding to the still climbing toll of pollutants produced by human activity.

Many scientists believe it is already too late to avert a global disaster. But the Covid pandemic has shown us how society can rapidly change and adapt to new realities. Pollution levels plummeted during lockdown. Efforts to build more sustainable and green economies have been accelerated. When we emerge from the pandemic, will it have taught us how to solve climate change?

Sign up https://link.enex.online/webinar for our latest webinar! Top experts discuss from Berlin, Cambridge and Johannesburg.

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ENEX will now carry A24 agency stories from Southeast Asia

A24 agency, a leader in Middle East content, is now expanding its coverage to South East Asia. ENEX will now carry their stories from Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Myanmar and Thailand. Read more

ENEX LIVE Webinar on U.S. Elections 2020

In this first ENEX webinar series on 1. October 2020 we were live with CBS White House correspondents and special guests examined the campaign’s final days and what each result will mean for our global future.

This webinar was live from Washington, London and Paris on our YouTube channel.

 


SPEAKERS

Tim Marshall is the author of the international best selling ‘Prisoners of Geography’ and host of The What And The Why podcast.

He was the Diplomatic Editor of Sky News and foreign correspondent. Drawing on his thirty year career in broadcasting he is now a regular foreign affairs contributor to the BBC, Sky and LBC.

Anthony Salvanto, Ph.D, is CBS News’ director of Elections and Surveys.

He oversees all polling across the nation, states and congressional races, and heads the CBS News Decision Desk that estimates outcomes on election nights.

Salvanto appears regularly across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms.

Since January 2012, Francois Clemenceau is Editor-in-chief of the Journal du Dimanche, in charge of international news.

He was previously Europe 1 Washington Correspondent for 7 years.


Paula Reid

INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE

 

Paula Reid  is a CBS News White House Correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Reid’s reporting is featured across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. Before being named a White House correspondent in 2019, Reid covered the justice beat for CBS News. She provided extensive reporting on the Justice Department and led the network’s coverage of special counsel Robert Mueller and major developments related to the Mueller probe.

Her exchanges during White House briefings have frequently made news, such as when the White House revealed that President Trump believes he can fire the Special Counsel and during the Covid 19 pandemic.  She reports across all CBS platforms including CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, Face the Nation, CBSN and CBS News Radio.

François Clemenceau stated his opinion on the debate with the following words: “Frankly, I have never seen something like this debate, nothing at all. […] What we watched on this debate is not democracy as we practice it in Europe and this is not America as we think we love America.” 

“I come back again to that great uncertainty in this race, which is the process of turning out,” said Anthony Salvanto, about the postal voting system – which seems to be understood better by Republicans than Democrats.”

“When asked about potential long-lasting damage done to the democratic institutions, Paula Reid commented: “He [Trump] is a symptom of some problems we have here in the US, particularly hyper-partisanship, racial tensions, economic disparity. I don’t think he’s the one who came in and caused all these problems […] in his own way he’s just setting new standards.”

Bandeirantes Brazil Joins ENEX

ENEX has signed a Brazilian partner to join its global video news partnership! Bandeirantes Communication Group includes many news, sport, and entertainment channels with expanding digital services. Read more

Covid-19: The ENEX Home Front

ENEX has seen many records broken as our partners cover the pandemic.

Like many of your HQs, ENEX’s operations have been converted to remote working with our virtual newsroom occupying kitchens, living rooms, and balconies.

In March, a record total number of 1,900 video items were broadcast by ENEX’s 55 global partners.
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Next level up for ENEX Discovery

Luxembourg, 18 November 2019 – ENEX, an association of the world’s leading commercial broadcasters who share their news content and production resources, today announced the next phase of its rapidly growing social media newsgathering operation ENEX Discovery, joining forces with its partners to create a truly global service.

ENEX Discovery was launched in January 2019 with the appointment of Digital News Editor
Colm McGlinchey to source and verify online user-generated news content and to secure publication rights for its partners.

Now, ENEX Discovery has created a new online community which will include experienced journalists from its 57 partners around the world ensuring that user-generated material is being sourced and cleared for use – around the world and around the clock.

Originally, around 30 videos were being cleared each week by the teams in Luxembourg, Colombia and Australia. That figure now exceeds 230 videos per month and continues to rise.



Mark Evans
, Head of News at ENEX, says: “Up until now, ENEX’s newsrooms in Luxembourg, Colombia and Australia have been sourcing and clearing social media content for fast, safe use by all its partners. Now it is time to use the full power of the network to have partners clearing video for each other. It’s faster and more efficient and the potential for growth is huge. Restrictions of newsroom budgets and manpower and the explosion of social media content means this is a vital element of the future of newsgathering.”

 

The new global community also allows for the exchange of information, best-practice techniques and increased efficiency in alerting colleagues to fakes, deep fakes and mislabelled content. ENEX Discovery will be further formalised with a gathering of expert social media journalists from across the ENEX network in March 2020. The service is an addition to ENEX’s traditional role in exchanging self-sourced content across its global partner base and sharing production facilities.

 

Through the use of watermarking technology – which can identify exactly which video is being used on TV and where – the ENEX Discovery team can focus sharply on the right content and the right subjects. Thanks to this same tracking technology, ENEX Discovery can be sure of becoming an instrumental component in helping its partners cover breaking news stories as and when they happen. When Paris’ Notre Dame caught fire in April 2019, ENEX Discovery-sourced video was some of the fastest and most-used content of 2019. Equally, the ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong are fertile ground for uncovering video that is not always safe for partners to cover themselves.

 


For further information please contact:

ENEX                                     
Mark Evans
H
ead of News
Phone: +352 691 992 198
mark_evans@enex.lu

Olà Lisboa: General Assembly 2019 hosted by SIC

2019’s edition of the ENEX General Assembly was hosted by SIC Portugal in the beautiful city of Lisbon. For the last three meetings, ENEX has been fortunate to have the participating country’s President address the meeting. Lisbon was no exception as Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa spoke to the conference about the many challenges affecting Europe in the years ahead.

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ENEX Tech leaders met in Paris

What is over the horizon for technology for broadcast and digital journalism? ENEX Tech leaders met in Paris to share some of the answers.  More than 50 delegates from across the ENEX partnership group discussed innovations in Mobile Journalism (MOJO), the latest trends studio graphics and the new innovations in satellite technology.

There’s a lot going on at ENEX too with delegates learning more about the creation of the company’s new website and integration with AWS cloud services. Next year’s meeting is already scheduled to be at Red Bull Media House’s new media facility in Salzburg.