Victor Garber, the actor known for a number of film roles including in Titanic and Argo, and Farah Nasser, a Canadian news anchor, will host World News Day: The Climate Crisis starting later today Australian time.
The fourth World News Day will feature a virtual event on September 28 highlighting the vital role journalism plays in providing the public with facts about the climate emergency.
World News Day celebrates the power of journalism to effect change. It is presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and the World Editors Forum (WEF), the network for editors within the World Association of News Publishers.
The principal sponsor of World News Day is the Google News Initiative.
World News Day 2021 will serve as an important means of driving public conversation about the climate emergency and its impact, and draw attention to the importance of global fact-based journalism in reporting on this critical issue.
The flagship virtual event will showcase journalism from around the world, highlighting regional climate change issues, activism and solutions.
The 75-minute event is free, open to a global audience and available in all time zones on September 28.
Featured coverage includes the flooding and wildfires experienced in different regions this past year, the impact of climate change on wildlife, how lockdown affected carbon emissions, examples of youth activism and more.
Journalism from the following news organisations will be featured: Al Jazeera English, BBC, CBC News, Deutsche Welle, Global News, the Guardian, The New Yorker, Reuters, The Sacramento Bee, The Straits Times, South China Morning Post, Thomson Reuters Foundation and Univision.
In addition to the virtual event, World News Day 2021 also includes a global initiative of more than 300 newsrooms that aims to highlight the importance of reliable, fact-based information in a healthy democracy.
Watch the World News Day YouTube channel.