Truth Be Told: Credible Communication for Climate Action

Episode 26

In 2022 the IPCC called out climate disinformation for the first time, noting a “deliberate undermining of science” was contributing to “misperceptions of the scientific consensus, uncertainty, disregarded risk and urgency, and dissent.” In this panel, we will explore the role that communications can play in driving climate action, drawing on learnings from Verified, a Rockefeller Foundation funded initiative launched by the UN and Purpose at the onset of the pandemic to help communities around the world access information and make informed decisions to protect themselves from Covid-19. Join us as we discuss this topic with Melissa Fleming – Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications at United Nations, George Mwangala – Campaigns Director at Purpose, and Patricia Pinho – Deputy Science Director of IPAM Amazon Environmental Resource Institute.

This session was broadcasted on Wednesday, July 26th at 9:00am ET / 8:00am CT live across The Rockefeller Foundation’s social media pages TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and YouTube.

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The Rockefeller Foundation’s Panel of Experts:


Estelle Willie head-shot.

Estelle Willie
Health Policy and Communications,
The Rockefeller Foundation



Melissa Fleming
Global Communications,
United Nations


George Mwangala
Associate Campaign Director,


Dr. Patricia Pinho
Deputy Science Director,
IPAM Amazon Environmental Resource Institute

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