A technician makes adjustments to a wind turbine at the National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colorado. Technological climate solutions can lack emotion but revealing both the engineering scale, human endeavour and dramatic interactions between them will resonate with a broader audience.

Impact and Partnerships

Thank you to the KR Foundation

We are incredibly grateful to the KR Foundation, which in 2019 and 2020 supported us to grow our reach and catalyse a new visual language for climate change.

In this period, our series of interventions, grants, awards, advice and accessible evidence reached over 500 million people and produced  over 400 pieces of unique media coverage via collaborative partnerships with Getty Images,  The Guardian,  Covering Climate Now and World Press Photo. Our activities and numerous consultations are based on evolving research, unique industry perspective and our library - all accessed by over 11,000 individuals monthly.

Seeking further support and partnerships

Climate Visuals is now actively seeking funding and additional support to take our work even further in scale and geography. New philanthropic, commercial and high-visibility partnership opportunities will increase this momentum of positive change within visual communications at large, and also empower complementary campaign groups and civil society –  an opportunity to change how we all see and act on climate change.  Our contact details are below.

Already confirmed for 2021, Climate Visuals is delivering three major projects with the Climate and Land Use Alliance, Natural England and TED Countdown.  These are all underpinned by this new and improved image library website (launched in April) and will conclude with plans for a physical and virtual exhibition at the COP26 UN climate conference in Glasgow at the end of the year.

Unique and trusted image library

In April this  library was  relaunched on a bespoke Digital Asset Management system from Capture, providing the digital architecture to both meet our rapidly growing user demand and provide the entry and distribution portal of Climate Visuals Countdown.

The library is a trusted source of content for over 350 climate change and environmental groups (see table below), providing a balance between examples of premium Rights Managed and Creative Commons imagery.

"The research that Climate Visuals has undertaken really helped to inform us on reader engagement and impact and has provoked a conversation on the topic that has reached far beyond the editorial considerations of our organisation."

Fiona Shields – Head of Photography, The Guardian

 ‘Visualizing Climate Change: An Open Call for Photography'

Through ‘Visualizing Climate Change: An Open Call for Photography’, TED Countdown is partnering with Climate Visuals to build a new robust, open-source collection of evidence-based photos that document the reality of climate change around the world, in the lead-up to COP26. 

We’re seeking submissions that communicate positive climate solutions in five key areas: energy, transport, materials, food and nature. 

The open-call will source, license and promote 100 powerful images of climate change taken by both professional and amateur photographers from around the world. This initiative will distribute a total licensing fund of US $100,000 directly to the chosen photographers - with the final 100 images all selected by an independent jury:

Contact

Joel Silver - Partnership Manager

joel.silver@climateoutreach.org

Toby Smith - Climate Visuals Programme Lead and Media Liaison

toby.smith@climateoutreach.org

 

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