Paris, 30 September 2020MIPCOM today announces that the United Nations’ Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, will deliver a keynote speech at MIPCOM 2020. 
The address titled, “No Time To Waste: Communicating In A Climate Emergency” will explore the idea that how we communicate about climate change will make a difference to whether we can overcome it.  It will be streamed on MIPCOM Online+ on 13 October at 17:30 CEST.
Ms Fleming will also present the inaugural MIP SDG Award for Climate Action and Protection of the Oceans to Sky Group Chief Executive Jeremy Darroch, in recognition of Sky’s track record in setting the highest standards in sustainability and action on environmental issues (Tuesday 13 October at 18:00 CEST).
Melissa Fleming took up the role as Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications for the United Nations in 2019. Prior to this she served United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as Head of Global Communications and Spokesperson for the High Commissioner. At UNHCR, she led global media outreach campaigns, social media engagement and a multimedia news service to distribute and place stories designed to generate empathy and stir action for refugees.
Ms Fleming is a frequent interview guest on international media platforms, and her talks are featured on TED.com. She is author of the book, A Hope More Powerful than the Sea, and host of the award-winning podcast, Awake at Night
Ms Fleming’s keynote and the MIP SDG Award are two of the highlights of MIPCOM 2020’s Change for Good programme, designed to encourage an industry-wide conversation around positive social change at a global level and explore the impact and influence the worldwide television industry can have across a wide range of global issues, from promoting diversity and inclusion, to minimising environmental impact and fostering responsible business practices.
Other inspirational speakers reflecting on the Change for Good theme at MIPCOM 2020 include playwright, writer, actor, producer, director and philanthropist Tyler Perry; Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer at Netflix; Alex Amancio, Reflector Entertainment CEO and Co-Founder and film director, producer and writer Matthew A. Cherry.
MIPCOM Online+ is the first digital edition of the World’s Entertainment Content Market offering month-long access to inspiring keynotes, screenings, conferences, intel, pitching, networking and more. A premium digital platform offering 1-to-1 video meetings and live chat among attending delegates. MIPCOM Online+ will roll out from 5 October to 17 November.

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