Roger Harrabin has an international reputation as Environment Analyst for the BBC, specialising in environment, transport and energy policy across TV, Radio and Online. He has been specialising in sustainability issues for 20 years, reporting on all of the BBC’s major news outlets including The 10 O’Clock News, Today, Newsnight, Panorama etc.
He was founder presenter of the radio environment programme Costing the Earth where he gained a reputation for expert and good-humoured chairing of complex issues.
His reports from round the world have won him many awards. He has recently interviewed on the subject of climate change Tony Blair, Al Gore, President Manuel Barroso, the Archbishop of Canterbury, The US Chief scientist James Marburger and many others.
He has a strong interest in journalistic communication methods and is an Associate Press Fellow at Wolfson College Cambridge and a visiting fellow at Green College Oxford. He has organised many conferences. He has genuine expertise on the structuring of conference agendas and is a very experienced chairman who draws warmly appreciative audience feedback for quick thinking, keeping to time and sustaining an upbeat tone.
While on a Reuters Fellowship inOxfordhe co-wrote a King’s Fund paper “Health in The News – Risk, reporting and Media Influence”. He helped to draw up risk reporting guidance for BBC journalists. He advises senior BBC management on the reporting of environmental issues.
He has recently chaired conferences for the Association of British Insurers (climate and insurance), the asphalt giant Nynas (transport strategy), the University of Utrecht(sustainable engineering), BT (CSR), and Chatham House (energy and climate).