The BBC has announced extensive coverage plans for the UN’s upcoming climate change conference in Glasgow, bringing audiences to the heart of November’s summit with special programming, news and digital coverage.
Under the banner of ‘Our Planet Now’, the BBC will bring together its UK and global services to deliver comprehensive coverage of COP26, as well as a wide range of programming throughout the autumn and winter exploring, in depth, the topics of environmental sustainability and the world’s changing climate.
Tim Davie, BBC Director-General, said: “This summit will be a hugely significant moment in the global response to climate change. The BBC’s ambitious plans will engage all audiences through the key moments, issues and debates.”
Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer, added: “November’s conference provides an opportunity for the BBC to take our commitment to exploring the environment and the challenges facing our planet to the next level. With the UK hosting the summit, the range of content and the breadth of platforms the BBC can provide means we’re able to illuminate the debate like never before – and help audiences, at home and around the world, understand what’s at stake, the potential for solutions, and how they too can make a difference.”
As part of the BBC’s coverage, the One Show and Morning Live will be presented from Glasgow across the whole first week of the conference, with BBC Two’s Newsnight also being hosted live from the BBC Scotland HQ.
On the eve of the conference, just before the world’s attention turns to Glasgow as delegates gather, the BBC will host in Glasgow the Global premiere for The Green Planet, BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit’s latest six-part series narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Throughout the conference BBC News and the BBC World Service will provide an extensive news offering, delivering content across digital, television, radio and online, including programmes – such as Today, Newshour and The Andrew Marr Show – broadcasting live from Glasgow.
The BBC is planning a wide range of programming both before and after the conference under the Our Planet Now banner, including: