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POC's COP26 Countdown | Netflix partners with COP26 to launch climate change collection

Thu 07 Oct 2021 | 01:52 pm GMT
Rob Hutchins | Products of Change Writer

Netflix launches Together for our Planet with COP26

Not content with setting its target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2022, Netflix is looking to spur its global audiences into action too with the launch of a new curated collection of TV series, documentaries, and movies produced to shine the spotlight on the critical issues around Climate Change. The new library of content has been launched in partnership with the organisers of this year’s COP26 – the international summit addressing Climate Change taking place in Glasgow next month – and includes a catalogue of 30 titles to help viewers better understand the climate crisis. “You don’t have to be a world leader to be part of the solution, which is why the people behind COP26 teamed up with Netflix to create this collection,” said Netflix in a press statement this week. Presented under the Together for Our Planet title, the collection includes documentary films depicting the beauty of nature and the severity of climate change, and includes the likes of the Oscar-winning My Octopus Teacher, David Attenborough’s Breaking Boundaries, and the Netflix Original, Our Planet. The cult Norwegian series, Ragnarok and the Colombia-based thriller Green Frontier also feature offering somewhat a twist on the genre, while the sustainability-based travelogue series Down to Earth With Zac Efron, and the more family-geared Penguin Town and The Lorax take their place in the line-up, too. Alok Sharma, COP26 president-designate, said: “I hope this collection of stories on environmental and climate action inspired even more people, and their leaders, to take action as the world gathers together for the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.” It’s expected that the COP26 summit will be the most pivotal UN climate negotiations since the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015, with many experts calling it our ‘last, best chance’ to tackle climate change. Netflix is now using its platform to help send the message of climate action across its own global network of viewers. Data suggests that around 160 million households watched sustainability stories on the streaming platform last year. Triple Pundit reports that a recent study sponsored by Netflix found that viewers across 16 countries expressed an interest in watching shows and movies that touch on climate issues.  An average of three out of five people said they were ‘very interested’ to watch more content on the topic. Sharma added: "We can no longer afford to wait to act against the threat of climate change. But we still have time to write our own future. We want to build a future with clean air and nature restored, where the world is protected from the worst effects of climate change, and where we can create jobs and prosperity without harming our planet. Let’s shape that future together."
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