The Climate Consent Foundation was set up in 2012, to produce multimedia material that engages a global audience with the ideas that can enable effective international action to avoid uncontrollable climate change. The internet offers the ideal platform for clear explanation and analysis of how these can work and their implications.
The failure of the media and mainstream environmental movements to provide engaging and thorough analysis of the options for a global climate deal and their practical implications has left a gap in public understanding. This website is just a first step toward plugging that gap.
We need funds to produce the videos and audio-visual material and create a website that will appeal to a non-specialist audience. Our core principle is that policy makers and the public should make decisions based on the same information, which must be objective and presented in an engaging way.
The idea for the Climate Consent Foundation came from documentary film maker Michael Hutchinson. Video, film and multimedia are superb media for exploring ideas and our team has the skills and experience to create engaging videos that will highlight the threats and science of climate change and examine strategies to avoid it. The potential of video to influence policy is demonstrated by a DVD about Contraction & Convergence (C&C) which Hutchinson produced in 2007. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change in the British Parliament sent copies of the DVD to all MPs and it had acknowledged influence on the UK Climate Bill debate by highlighting the need for national actions within the context of a scientifically coherent and transparently fair international climate deal.