In this thought-provoking episode of Energ’Ethic, we sit down with Jad Mouawad, a trailblazer in climate communication and a key figure in the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) pivot towards clean energy advocacy. With a career spanning over two decades, Jad has been at the forefront of merging energy policy with climate imperatives, advocating for a future where energy security and sustainability go hand in hand.
Bridging Climate and Energy Policies:
Jad reflects on the evolution of energy coverage, from its initial environmental footprint to its undeniable impact on climate change. He shares his journey from The New York Times, where he championed the integration of energy industry coverage with climate implications, to his pivotal role at the IEA.
We delve into:
The IEA’s Transformation
Competing for Attention
Convincing the Audiences
Trust in Science and Accessibility
The Power of Positive News
The Power of Information:
With a powerful message on the transformative potential of information, Jad calls for a concerted effort to reshape perceptions through factual storytelling, highlighting the economic and societal shifts already underway.
Ipsos Earth Day poll (2023)
Pew Trust in Scientists poll (2022)
Reuters Digital News Report 2023 (about Tik Tok and other social networks)
Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) editorial in the Guardian
Rebuttal by Simon Evans
IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2023
IMF, Public Perceptions of Climate Mitigation Policies: Evidence from Cross-Country Surveys https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/Staff-Discussion-Notes/Issues/2023/02/07/Public-Perceptions-of-Climate-Mitigation-Policies-Evidence-from-Cross-Country-Surveys-528057?cid=bl-com-SDNEA2023002
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Music: I Need You Here – Kamarius
Edition: Podcast Media Factory
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