Climate change and disinformation: state of the art and how to tackle it

Fondazione Cmcc - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui cambiamenti climatici e Agora project - A Gathering place to cO-design and co-cReate Adaptation


Tuesday, May 16, 2023 h. 12:00-13:00


The recent years confirmed that disinformation is not only a matter of political elections. The Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and climate change are targeted by disinformation and have a global impact. The last IPCC report refers to the impact that disinformation on climate change can have on climate action and international and European organisations are calling to address this issue. Any response needs to respect fundamental rights.

This dialogue will be an opportunity to learn about the work the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) is doing. After introducing detected and verified climate change disinformation narratives it will focus on how disinformation content is produced. This will be followed by a short overview of the EU policy to tackle disinformation and by some considerations on effective communication.


Paula Gori, Secretary-General of the European Digital Media Observatory;

Tommaso Canetta, Deputy-Director of Pagella Politica and coordinator for fact-checking at the European Digital Media Observatory.

Moderated by: Alessandra Mazzai, CMCC.

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