Weekly module delivering BBC coverage of how the world’s climate is changing – and what people are doing about it.

Produced by the BBC Partner Hub – the same team that produces Topline editions each weekday morning – BBC Climate Watch leverages the breadth of the BBC’s 24/7 World News service to bring you unparalleled coverage of how the planet’s climate is changing, and what people are doing about it.

Unprecedented drought in Italy, elephants dying of dehydration in Kenya … but also revolutionizing green technology in Norway and a new push to make the paper industry climate neutral: BBC Climate Watch is a weekly feature that brings your audiences the local impact, and a global perspective, on the major challenge of the 21st century.

Use BBC Climate Watch to enhance and support your news programming by seamlessly placing it during breaks in Morning Edition/Weekend Edition or All Things Considered/Weekend All Things Considered. It may also be used as a tool to forward-promote other climate or news programs throughout your week.

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Rob Hugh-Jones and Rich Preston




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Clock and Schedule

Climate Watch is delivered via ContentDepot file transfer. Air Window: available Thursday at 4 p.m. ET through Wednesday at 11:00 p.m. ET.

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Rob Hugh-Jones

Rob Hugh-Jones is currently Editor of the BBC Partner Hub. Before that, he was Managing Editor of WNYC's The Takeaway, and Managing Editor of PRI's The World, produced with WGBH in Boston. Rob also served as The World's BBC bureau chief for several years. Rob completed his graduate studies at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, so his knowledge of the United States – and American radio audiences – runs deep.

Rob has also worked across many other parts of the BBC. He started as a local reporter in London, then various regions of the UK. He served as news bulletin writer in the BBC World Service newsroom for two years, then as Producer on Newshour, and Senior Producer on Outlook. Rob moved to BBC TV for four years, working on award-winning documentaries for BBC 1 and 2 (the primary BBC TV networks) including Panorama (the BBC's investigative current affairs flagship, which compares to PBS Frontline).

Rob has been steeped in international news for the best part of 20 years. He lived in Africa and North America as a child, and is very well travelled. He has covered numerous, momentous global news stories, including the British handover of Hong Kong in 1997, and the seminal Bonn conference in Germany right after 9/11, which plotted a way forward for the U.S., and allies in Afghanistan and beyond.

Rob and his wife Alice live south of London and have a very sporty nine-year-old son, Leo, who is crazy about football (soccer) and cricket (you know, that baseball-kind-of-game the Brits and others continue to play!).  

Rich Preston

Rich is a senior foreign news journalist and presenter, seen on BBC World TV and heard on the BBC World Service reporting international stories for audiences around the world.

Rich covers major international events and significant stories, most recently including the Trump impeachment inquiry, waves of anti-government protests across the Middle East and Europe, and was the first BBC news reporter to cover the first death from coronavirus – and continued to follow the story as it unfolded around the world.

He's worked from Europe to West Africa, and above the Arctic Circle. He previously covered western Europe, reporting some of the most significant events to shape the continent in generations, including the migrant crisis, the Scottish Independence Referendum, terror attacks in France and Belgium, and the UK’s Brexit vote.


BBC Partner Hub

The BBC Partner Hub's mission is to better serve BBC partner stations around the world. The 10-person team is based primarily in London, making and disseminating tailored radio content for stations from the United Kingdom to the Philippines, to South Africa and the U.S. The team's Washington, D.C. producer, Dave McGuire, focuses solely on U.S. stations. Together, they offer relevant, short-form, flexible, "in the minute" news content and compelling features from the BBC.

Led by Rob Hugh-Jones since its formation in 2012, the Partner Hub's primary focus is U.S. public radio stations, with Topline new bulletins that complement Morning Edition.

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