New York Times Press Release

Join The New York Times in Scotland and online for powerful climate discussions, hands-on sustainability sessions, art, culture and community activity from Wednesday, Nov. 3, to Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021.

The New York Times today announced the first speaker line-up for The New York Times Climate Hub, an ambitious week of programming (Wednesday, Nov. 3 to Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021) featuring live journalism and thought leadership on climate change to be held live in Scotland and online, alongside the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November. 

Headline speakers including co-founder of Malala Fund Malala Yousafzai, chair of The Elders Mary Robinson, artist Oliver Jeffers, author and philosopher Roman Krznaric and fashion designer and founder Stella McCartney will join more than 150 contributors including leading climate strategists, innovators and leaders of industry, alongside journalists from The New York Times who will host lectures, discussions and workshops as part of the program, ranging from community and policy action to the impact of individual efforts on climate change. 

Featured speakers, contributors and panelists will include:

  • Rebecca Blumenstein, Deputy Managing Editor, The New York Times
  • Hannah Fairfield, Climate Editor, The New York Times
  • Rebecca Henderson, Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Ban Ki-moon, Former Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Rt. Hon. David Lammy, Member of Parliament (United Kingdom)
  • Kumi Naidoo, Human Rights Activist and Speaker on Environmental Justice
  • Varshini Prakash, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Sunrise
  • Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Vanessa Nakate, Climate Justice Activist
  • Somini Sengupta, International Climate Reporter, The New York Times
  • Nigel Topping, U.K. High-Level Champion for Climate Action, COP26

he nine-day program will be organized around captivating communal spaces housed within the SWG3 complex including The Forum, where guests will hear from the most innovative minds in business, and The Think Tank, which will bring the unique journalistic lens of The New York Times to a series of plenary talks, debates and high-profile exchanges, bringing audiences into live journalism discussions and hands-on workshops.

Climate editor for The New York Times Hannah Fairfield said the ambition of the event was the first of its kind to bring live Times journalism to a global audience.

“The New York Times has a long history of deeply reported climate-focused journalism and we are publishing more coverage than ever before. For nine days in November, our Climate desk will bring together the biggest news and developments from COP26 alongside live journalism onstage and online from The New York Times Climate Hub. We’ll be offering live journalism to help audiences understand the geopolitics of climate change, technology and the green transition, climate innovation and education.”

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