albert, the UK film and TV production sustainability initiative, has launched a new consortium to focus on news production.
The news consortium will work alongside the main albert consortium and the albert sports consortium, which launched in 2020.
The founding members of the group include ITN, BBC, ITV News, Sky News and Channel 4.
It will aim to explore creating certification for news programming, standardising the carbon footprint measurement of a newsroom and increasing albert training and engagement with staff.
Oonagh Forster, environment group lead at ITV News, “Climate stories have been steadily rising up the agenda for news teams and now is the time for us to take decisive action to shape the future of our news programming and ensure that through our actions and our reporting, we are helping the general public to understand the climate issues and more importantly, feel empowered to take positive action to prevent the deepening climate crisis.”