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BAFTA albert Annual Review of 2021 reveals TV emissions stay low post-lockdown as industry turns attention to making impact on screen.

14 June 2022
  • albert’s Annual Review of 2021 reflects on a significant year for the TV industry with huge efforts made in tackling climate change despite challenging conditions.
  • albert Carbon Calculator data revealed the average hour of TV in 2021 contributed 5.7t CO2e per hour – a 30% increase from 2020.   
  • Travel remains the largest part of a production’s footprint. 
  • Industry recognises unique role in engaging audiences with the climate crisis. 

Studio Sustainability Standard Launched

7 April 2022

albert and Arup launch voluntary global environmental standard for studio facilities

  • Studio Sustainability Standard launched to help studios measure and reduce the environmental impact of their facilities
  • Global standard designed by TV and film sustainability organisation, albert and technical partner, Arup alongside a working group of leading studios, producers and trade bodies.
  • All studios invited to get in touch to find out more and take part

BAFTA albert launches revamped production carbon calculator and certification toolkit

1 November 2021
  • New toolkit is unveiled as albert celebrates its 10th year 
  • The updated calculator will help productions to more accurately measure their carbon footprints and compare their production’s impact to the rest of the industry 
  • Updated toolkit will also be rolled out to International partners in local languages 
  • The updated toolkit follows the launch of Creative Offsets – a further step towards helping the industry hit its net zero goal. 

Broadcasters collaborate at COP26 to show the power of television to inspire climate action

26 October 2021

-         An inspiring programme of events is planned by BBC, C4, ITV, SKY and STV with BAFTA’s albert, alongside sustainability partner Natural Capital Partners.

-         Events will showcase the UK broadcasters’ radical collaboration in sustainability through albert both on and off screen, for the past decade.

-         Events will be live streamed for a wider audience.

BAFTA albert releases its third ‘Subtitles to Save The World’ report

15 September 2021
  • albert releases its third ‘Subtitles to Save the World’ report looking at how often climate change and our solutions to tackling it were mentioned on our TV screens in 2020. 
  • Climate change mentions have decreased slightly since 2019 during a turbulent year which reflects the impact of lockdown on both the TV production industry and wider society. 
  • Words associated with positive individual actions have increased but there are fewer associated with the systemic change needed to help us reach net zero.

BAFTA albert launches news consortium

28 January 2021

Today, albert announces the launch of the albert news consortium, a group which has been set up to support the broadcast and production community specifically engaged in news television.