BBC Environmental Analyst Roger Harrabin will be speaking at this year’s RISING Global Peace Forum

Friday 8th of November 2019 10:08 AM

One of the media’s leading environmental voices is set to return to his home city to delve into the global consequences of climate change at an internationally-recognised peace and conflict resolution forum in Coventry. 

BBC Environmental Analyst Roger Harrabin will be speaking at this year’s RISING Global Peace Forum, sharing his views and research on climate change and how that can impact on global populations. 

RISING is an international symposium on peace, reconciliation and conflict resolution and attracts speakers and delegates from across the globe and this year will be the fourth multi-day event held in the city. 

The Coventry-born, award-winning journalist and broadcaster has become a global authority on climate change and energy after more than three decades at the BBC, producing and appearing in documentaries and reporting across a wide range of environmental issues. 

He will join more than 250 leading academics and frontline peacebuilders from across the world at the three-day event in Coventry, the UK’s only City of Peace and Reconciliation, alongside other high-profile speakers to discuss and promote new ways to make and sustain global peace. 

Roger is a founding presenter of the BBC's Costing the Earth Programme, and has won many awards. 

He also spent a decade reporting on issues such as globalisation and health across the world, and has interviewed the likes of Tony Blair and Al Gore. 

Richard Dickson, Development Manager at RISING, said: “Roger is an excellent addition to our line-up at this year’s RISING Global Peace Forum, and will provide an engaging and important perspective on the global ramifications of climate change. 

“His international experience and broad subject knowledge is unmatched, and we are expecting his talk to stand out as one of the highlights of the forum. 

“He will be discussing a range of topics that apply to us all, and in no doubt a thoroughly entertaining manner, all in line with this year’s theme – The Ecosystem of Peace.” 

RISING was launched in 2015 as a partnership between Coventry University, represented by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry Cathedral and Coventry City Council, with the support of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and will return to Coventry Cathedral from Wednesday, November 13 until Friday, November 15. 

For more information and to register to be at RISING visit