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Webinar: Broken Land or Common Ground?

September 20, 2021 @ 11:00 - 12:30

How Visual Communication is essential to diagnosing Climate Crisis and envisioning a Transition

A webinar hosted by EE Business Intelligence with photographer and activist, Daylin Paul.

This webinar will look at the way that visual communication has informed the diagnosis of Climate Crisis in the last decades and the role it continues to play in raising awareness, focusing public opinion and building up support for a Just Transition.

It aims to convince attendees that specialised and expert visual communications are a vital tool to realising a sustainable future, and that one of the reasons the public is not sold on the idea is precisely because such a future seems so nebulous and intangible.

  • Register to attend this free webinar here.
  • See some of the photographic work by Daylin Paul.
  • Hosted by EE Business Intelligence
  • Presented by Daylin Paul, photographer, author and activist
  • Moderated by Chris Yelland, managing director, EE Business Intelligence

Horse grazing in field near Kriel Power Station. Kriel, 2018

Panellists

  • Thomas Mnguni, Community Activist, groundWork, Co-founder of the Highveld Environmental Justice Network and Greater Middelburg Residents Association.
  • Mandy Rambharos, General Manager: Just Energy Transition, Eskom Holdings, and Commissioner, Presidential Climate Commission.
  • Mike Levington, Director, Navitas Holdings, Deputy Chair, BUSA Energy Subcommittee, member of the DTIC Green Hydrogen Panel.

The book

Daylin Paul’s coffee-table photographic exposé entitled “Broken Lands” will be available at a special price to attendees at the webinar. Not to be missed!

The first 25 minutes will be a guided slideshow through photographs and interviews made for the Broken Land project. This will show participants what the situation is like on the Mpumalanga highveld: showing not only the destruction left in the wake of coal mining and burning in the region but also the long lasting effects on the health and socio-economic conditions of citizens of the province. This is intended to set the tone of the rest of the presentation and provide a glimpse into one possible future for us all if decisive action is not taken.

The second 25 minutes will look at historical examples of how this kind of media campaign coupled with policy change has worked, with specific focus on FDR’s policies in the Depression Era United States. It will go on to look at the how a strategic use of communications can be used to amplify the voices of citizens who are deeply dissatisfied with a coal dependent economy, to highlight and promote the benefits of developing a robust renewable energy sector and finally, to convince policy makers to reconsider the choices they have made so far. This is meant to show how bold policy decisions, backed up by effective communications, can make drastic change possible.

The final 40 minutes will be a panel discussion unpacking some of the issues detailed above, as well as providing an opportunity to consider and discuss some of the practical implications as to what may be necessary for an effectively envisioned and communicated Just Transition to take place.

EE Business Intelligence strives to be a positive formative influence on policy, economic, social, regulatory, standardisation, training and business development in the energy, electricity and ICT sectors of Africa. Its activities and services include thought leadership, analysis, research, consulting, special assignments, business intelligence, strategic event facilitation and management, and public, corporate and media speaking engagements and commentary.

Details

Date:
September 20, 2021
Time:
11:00 - 12:30
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