RTÉ chief: ‘We want to equip audiences with the information they need to take action on climate change’

The national broadcaster is to boost its climate coverage including offering rolling reports on the upcoming UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow

10th October, 2021
RTÉ chief: ‘We want to equip audiences with the information they need to take action on climate change’
Jon Williams, managing director of News and Current Affairs at RTÉ: ‘We need to make [climate change coverage] relatable and we need to engage people positively. The worst thing that we can do, I think, is to suggest to people that actually, all is lost, and, and we are heading for Armageddon.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Jon Williams, managing director of news and current affairs at RTÉ, hopes the broadcaster has mounted a sufficient response to recent criticism of its climate coverage.

“You know, people want our team to be great,” he told the Business Post. “The scientific community and environmental activists have all been incredibly generous with their time as I’ve spent the last couple of months consulting with them to decide what [RTÉ] should do and the way...

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