The recent IPCC 1.5°C report outlined the need for unprecedented changes in economies and societies if we are to avoid severe climate impacts. Other recent reports have backed this up, stressing the urgent need to cut greenhouse gas emissions (the National Climate Assessment in the USA, the UNEP UNEP emissions gap report and the WHO report on health). Many observers argue that given the urgency of the challenge, journalists need to do more coverage, do different coverage, or become advocates for taking action.

The panel will consider these issues, including a focus on the Guardian's Keep it in the Ground Campaign (KIITG) to encourage divestment from fossil fuel companies - did it work, what are the lessons to be learnt, should journalists campaign?