Disinformation: How to protect climate and democracy?

Diese Veranstaltung liegt in der Vergangenheit.

According to the Sixth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), rhetoric and misinformation about climate change and the deliberate undermining of science have contributed to misperceptions of the scientific consensus, uncertainty, disregarded risk and urgency, and dissent. This not only presents a key barrier to climate actions, but it also jeopardises civic discourse and confidence in public institutions. The Institute of Strategic Dialogue (ISD) observed how the affiliation of ‘climate lockdown’ with anti-elitist tropes marked a turning point for the narrative and its entry into wider discourse, as well as its resonance with a diverse set of audiences. In March 2022, the European Parliament already recongnised the seriousness of the threat landscape by emphasising the urgent need to address climate mis- and disinformation.

In our Online Info Session after COP27, Jennie King, who is overseeing ISD’s portfolio on Climate Disinformation, will provide an introduction to the general threat landscape and present evidence-based policy paths. This will be followed by a panel discussion on possible countermeasures, joined by Alexandra Geese, Member of the European Parliament and The Greens/EFA Shadow Rapporteur on the Digital Services Act (DSA), and Marcus Stadthaus (tbc.), Personal Advisor to State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action in the German Federal Foreign Office.


The international think & do tank ISD Germany, with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has launched the independent Project AHEAD – an information and dialogue series that creates an integrated understanding of the threat of disinformation in the areas of global health, migration, gender equality and climate change.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at md@isdglobal.org.



30. November 2022 17:00
30. November 2022 18:00


Institue for Strategic Dialogue
Since 2006, ISD has been at the forefront of analysing and responding to extremism in all its forms. Our global team of researchers, digital analysts, policy experts, frontline practitioners, technologists and activists have kept ISD’s work systematically ahead of the curve on this fast-evolving set of threats. We have innovated and scaled sector-leading policy and operational programmes – on- and offline – to push back the forces threatening democracy and cohesion around the world today. ISD partners with governments, cities, businesses and communities, working to deliver solutions at all levels of society, to empower those that can really impact change. We are headquartered in London with a global footprint that includes teams in Washington DC, Berlin, Amman, Nairobi and Paris. We are always independent and maintain the highest standards of integrity.