Local Actions / Global Impact
Why This Initiative Is Like No Other
No theoretical debates or doom and gloom speeches.
This initiative puts the spotlight on innovations and solutions
that have proven their effectiveness.
This 24h press conference in multiple locations around the world sends a strong signal:
climate change concerns us all, wherever we live on this planet! Now is the time to act.
Mankind has a unique capacity for innovation and creativity.
By stimulating collaboration and communication, new solutions can
be replicated and implemented at unprecedented speed. Worldwide!
Global Reach and Impact
The non-stop press conference will take place at multiple locations around the world.
Every press club will host a one-hour press conference. They offer local viewing and streaming of all the conferences during 24h. Journalists, climate experts, political decision-makers, civil society leaders and innovators will be invited to
attend at each location. Online interaction will be stimulated via live Twitter feeds.
Speakers, experts, panellists, journalists and participants will not travel around
the world to meet at a single location. The decentralised multiple locations facilitate
participation from around the world without any travel impact and pollution.
This is the World's longest press conference, lasting 24 hours.
It is the first press conference held consecutively in locations around the world.
Is this important? Not necessarily, but it does get people's attention!
Why It Matters
The Time to Act is Now
We need to raise awareness that we are in this together, that we are all facing similar challenges, and that together we can speed up finding and implementing real solutions.
We are focusing on solutions. On ideas and concrete solutions that can be implemented now.
To start having a positive impact. Now. Globally.
Is Anybody Listening?
The World Press Clubs Alliance for Climate is an effective communication hub for organisations, journalists, media and civil society actors for promoting real-life solutions to climate challenges around the World.
A 24h press conference on positive climate actions
Because climate change concerns us all, wherever we live on this planet. Because it is important and urgent. Because positive actions inspire and prove that change is possible.
It is important to show what positive actions are possible and to inspire others around the world to adopt or adapt these solutions.
Every hour experts at different locations will present one (or several) innovative solutions and actions that have a real and proven impact. They will discuss the benefits and advantages of the innovation but also share the challenges encountered and how these were overcome. They will conclude with recommendations on how their impact can be increased and replicated worldwide.
23:00 / 23:00 (4 June)
EU Institutions' leaders will inaugurate the first 24h non-stop press conference around the world on positive climate actions in Brussels.
5 June 2020 - Brussels time / Local time
National Press Club of New Zealand
00:00 / 11:00
Vanuatu Press Club
01:00 / 11:00
National Press Club of Australia
02:00 / 11:00
Japan National Press Club
03:00 / 11:00
Foreign Correspondents Club Hong Kong
04:00 / 11:00
Foreign Correspondents Club Thailand
05:00 / 11:00
Bangladesh Press Club
06:00 / 11:00
New Delhi Press Club
07:00 / 11:30
Uzbekistan Press Club
Jerusalem Press Club
Kigali Press Club
08:00 / 12:00
09:00 / 10:00
10:00 / 11:00
Press Club Brussels Europe
11:00 / 11:00
Maison de la Presse Tangier
12:00 / 12:00
Maison de la Presse Sénégal
13:00 / 12:00
Press Club of Reykjavik
14:00 / 13:00
The Bogota Press Club
15:00 / 09:00
National Press Club of Washington
16:00 / 10:00
The Bahamas Press Club
17:00 / 11:00
Mexico City Press Club
18:00 / 11:00
The Denver Press Club
19:00 / 11:00
Los Angeles Press Club
20:00 / 11:00
Alaska Press Club
21:00 / 11:00
Hawaii Press Club
22:00 / 11:00
Tuvalu Press Club
23:00 / 10:00
24:00 / 24:00
The conclusions and recommendations of this first 24h non-stop climate press conference will be presented to the EU Institutions' leaders and made available to press clubs, journalists and international organisations working on climate change and environmental challenges.
Important notice: timings and locations are subject to change in function of participating innovators and parallel sessions.
Academic Advisory Board
Academic researchers & experts
They will propose the innovators and solutions to be presented at the press conferences
They will moderate each press conferences, ensuring an orderly presentation and debate
Countries, companies and organisations that have a direct interest in the presented innovations and solutions
They sponsor the participation cost for the innovators
They give a brief introduction at the press conference, setting the stage for the presentation of the innovators
Innovators & Pioneers
Companies and organisations that have developed disruptive solutions for climate-related challenges
They will present their solution, its benefits as well as the pitfalls that had to be overcome
They will project their solution's potential global impact and what it will take to implement it worldwide
Numerous press clubs ensure this 24 hours non-stop press conference around the world
They each host a one-hour press conference and promote this global event to their national media and journalists
They can organise viewing possibilities during the 24 hours, inviting journalists, companies, researchers, investors and civil society actors to meet and engage at their facilities
The Press Club Brussels Europe and the World Press Clubs Alliance for Climate
A Press Club acts as a forum for meetings and networking within a community.
It is a place where debates on social, environmental, economic, corporate, diplomatic and societal issues are hosted. A Press Club is the place 'par excellence’ for an open dialogue with all concerned and interested parties on any given topic. Press Clubs have thrived in Europe for over 150 years. Vienna (1859) and Birmingham (1865) being the oldest ones. Today, more than 150 press clubs are active around the world, organised in five federations: Overseas Press Club of America, Federation of European Press Clubs, ACP Press Clubs Federation, Worldwide Press Club Federation and the Asia Pacific Press Club Association.
Press Clubs ensure their neutrality and independence by tapping into diverse sources of financing: individual and corporate memberships, partnerships with companies, international organisations, embassies and local authorities, as well as with civil society actors and organisations.
Press Clubs actively promote an environment in which fundamental rights are respected.
The Press Club Brussels Europe (PCBE) is a joint initiative of the associations of international journalists based in Brussels and the Brussels-Capital Region. It was launched in December 2010 with the aim of providing a forum for conferences and debates with and among members of the media. It now has close to 2.000 members and since its opening, over 1.500 events have been organized in the club, with more than 50.000 visitors.
Events are organised by embassies and permanent representations to the EU, trade and industry representations, associations and NGOs, lobby groups and international think tanks.
On the global scene, the Press Club Brussels Europe acts as a hub to promote partnerships with other press clubs around the world. It was instrumental in founding the ACP Press Clubs Federation. It currently holds the presidency of the European Federation of Press Clubs as well as the presidency of the IACP (International Association of Press Clubs) until mid-2020.
The current climate debates (and debacles) made us launch the World Press Clubs Alliance for Climate initiative. It is our way of harnessing the power of our networks and the media to raise awareness and contribute to finding and promoting real and disruptive solutions to our global climate challenges. We owe it to ourselves and our children.