An item on climate change In the Alps is not listed on BBC website and ...

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

This morning (26th Feb 2017) the BBC World Service ran an item on how global warming was affecting the Alps and how one resort at least was trying to bring down the carbon footprints of its visitors. This item appears not to be mentioned on the BBC website. Has this omission been an editorial decision and therefore cannot be subject to a freedom of information request?

Additionally, Radio 4 often schedule World Service programmes from 1am until early morning but sometimes replace these with other programmes (e.g. programmes for schools). From time to time, I have noticed that important programmes on climate change have not been broadcast on Radio 4, despite being on the schedules. I first noticed this on the 3rd December 2015 when "The Compass" had a programme about climate change causing the Californian drought. Can the BBC confirm that it was an editorial decision not to broadcast this programme on Radio 4 and so not subject to a freedom of information request.

I have been informed by the BBC that they have no editorial policy on climate change. Can I ask the BBC if this is true under a freedom of information request?

Yours faithfully,

Geoff Beacon

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Beacon,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request was received on 26 February 2017. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days.

If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the above address.

The reference number for your request is RFI20170344.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Beacon,

 

Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20170344

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Information Rights

 

Information Rights, BBC Legal

BC2A4, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK

 

Website: [1]www.bbc.co.uk/foi

Email: [2]mailto:[BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

Fax: 020 8008 2398

 

 

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