Extreme weather events are already destroying livelihoods, scientists have warned we may have crossed irrevocable tipping points, and the International Labour Organization predicts 72 million jobs will be lost by 2030 due to heat stress.
It is past time to act!
On 24 June the IFJ joins the ITUC in marking the Global Day of Action to ‘Climate and Employment Proof our Work’ (#CEPOW), and renews its calls on journalists around the world to tell the truth, in line with its Global Charter of Ethics for Journalists.
“We wholeheartedly support the ITUC in calling on employers and world leaders to adopt urgent measures to address climate change and will make our contribution by pushing for action in the media sector. Collectively, we can and must do more because the world needs climate justice now”, said Anthony Bellanger, IFJ General Secretary.
The IFJ’s Executive Committee last year adopted a decision to review internal practices, promote a global conversation on journalism’s role in tackling climate change, and actions to encourage media employers to reduce carbon emissions.