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Flavio Piccoli, PhD Student in SDC at IUSS Pavia, in the Working Group for the Annual Report on Media and Climate Crisis
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Sat, 04/05/2024
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The Observatory of Pavia, in close collaboration with Greenpeace Italy, has released its Annual Report focused on media dynamics and the climate crisis. This report reveals the significant role of the media in the public perception of the climate crisis and analyzes the trends, progress, and challenges faced over the past year.

The monitoring examines how the climate crisis is portrayed in the five most widely circulated national newspapers (Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, Il Sole 24 Ore, Avvenire, La Stampa), the evening news programs of Rai, Mediaset, and La7, and (new this year) a sample of the 20 most followed news outlets on Instagram.

In the five newspapers, advertisements from fossil fuel companies, automotive sector, airlines, and cruise companies are also monitored. Based on the results, Greenpeace updates its ranking of newspapers every 4 months to expose the dangerous dependence of Italian journalism on funding from companies responsible for the climate crisis.

The study also analyzes all statements on the climate crisis and decarbonization from thirteen political leaders and government officials posted on Facebook or released to the five most widely circulated national newspapers (Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, Il Sole 24 Ore, Avvenire, La Stampa), and the evening news programs of Rai, Mediaset, and La7.

The working group conducted an in-depth analysis of data and emerging trends, providing a detailed insight into the current state of climate communication in the media.

Among the members of the working group is Flavio Piccoli, a PhD student in Sustainable Development and Climate Change (PhD SDC) at IUSS Pavia. His contribution has been crucial to the research and analysis presented in the report.

The full report is available for download on the Greenpeace Italy website at the following link: Annual Report 2023