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Training workshop for African press officers

Are you an African press officer?

 

If so, check out this capacity-building workshop during the World Conference of Science Journalists in Doha, Qatar in June. There are some travel bursaries available.....

 

This all-day event aims to improve media coverage relating to African science, particularly in the fields of science and medicine, by providing targeted training and networking for press officers from African research institutes. It will utilise the…

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Added by MikeShanahan on March 11, 2011 at 16:07 — No Comments

Climate Change Communicator of the Year Award

Voting is open for the Climate Change Communicator of the Year award for activities in 2010.

 

The nominees include our Climate Change Media Partnership programme (set up by IIED, Internews and Panos). You can read our full nomination text below, and you can vote online here: http://www.climatechangecommunication.org/award.cfm

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Added by MikeShanahan on March 10, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

Communicating about the environment, climate change and biodiversity

Under the Banyan is a new blog where I will mostly focus on the environment — particularly climate change and biodiversity loss — and how we communicate about these issues.

You can visit the blog here and if you like what you see you can subscribe to get email alert when I post new content.

All the best

Mike…

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Added by MikeShanahan on September 1, 2010 at 20:23 — No Comments

Due South - new research and policy blog on environment and development

The International Institute for Environment and Development has been at the forefront of sustainable development research and policy since 1971. Its new Due South blog challenges conventional wisdom with information and insights that are rooted in the experiences of countries and communities across the global South. IIED invites readers to share their perspectives through the…

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Added by MikeShanahan on August 6, 2010 at 10:39 — No Comments

Funding for 100 journalists from developing nations - 31 January deadline

Investigative journalists from across the developing world can apply for funding to attend the Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland, from 22-25 April 2010.



Deadline for application submission: January 31.



The conference will focus on global issues such as financial institutions and sports. Successful applicants will have their travel and accommodation subsidized. The conference will provide opportunities for networking and idea-sharing.… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on January 12, 2010 at 13:08 — No Comments

COP15 for journalists: a guide to the UN climate change summit

IIED has today published a four-page briefing paper for journalists about the COP15 climate change summit that will take place in Copenhagen in December.



This briefing covers COP15, its build up and its aftermath. It explains key processes, major actions to be agreed and possible outcomes.



It has been reviewed by three international lawyers who sit on national delegations during UN negotiations.



It covers things like:

• The future of the Kyoto Protocol – do… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on November 17, 2009 at 15:52 — No Comments

Study shatters myth that population growth is a major driver of climate change

There is at most a weak link between population growth and rising emissions of the greenhouse gases that cause climate change, says a study published today (28 September) in the journal Environment and Urbanization.



The paper contradicts growing calls for population growth to be limited as part of the fight against climate change and shows that the real issue is not the growth in the number of people but the growth in the number of consumers and their consumption… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on September 28, 2009 at 10:03 — No Comments

Green Economy Coalition urges G20 to match rhetoric with action

A new coalition of international business, trade unions, research and environmental organisations is calling on the G20 nations to follow through on their pledges to accelerate the transition to a green economy and secure a visionary global deal on climate change, in an open letter published today.

Read the full story.

Added by MikeShanahan on September 22, 2009 at 11:03 — No Comments

Costs of adapting to climate change significantly under-estimated

Scientists led by a former co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have warned that the UN negotiations aimed at tackling climate change are based on substantial underestimates of what it will cost to adapt to its impacts.



The real costs of adaptation are likely to be 2-3 times greater than estimates made by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), say Professor Martin Parry and colleagues in a new report published by the International Institute for… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on September 1, 2009 at 10:50 — No Comments

Malawi's statistics mask struggle to meet UN goal for water and sanitation in urban areas

Malawi is failing to meet the Millennium Development Goal for water and sanitation in its urban areas and misleading official statistics are hiding the scale of the problem, according to research published today by the International Institute for Environment and Development and the Scottish Government.



The news comes ahead of the annual World Water Week conference in Stockholm, Sweden (16-22 August) whose theme is Accessing Water for the Common Good.



The UN Millennium… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on August 13, 2009 at 14:50 — No Comments

Free resources for journalists covering climate change

Dear all



Here are some free resources for journalists covering climate change. To download each pdf file just click on the title.



Climate change: Top sources for journalists

This document summarises key sources for journalists covering climate change. It covers scientific, policy and media sources and was produced for journalists attending the ‘Reporting about Climate Change’ workshop on 29… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on August 12, 2009 at 15:12 — No Comments

Coastal environment courses open to journalists from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Journalists from India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh can now apply for a two-part environmental journalism course focusing on coastal management in the region and its relation to the global environmental situation. The first course will be held in Tuticorin from October 26 to November 6, and the second from April 19 to 24, 2010.

For more information visit the FOJO website.

Added by MikeShanahan on August 7, 2009 at 9:38 — No Comments

Awards boost world media coverage in critical year for climate change

The Climate Change Media Partnership has chosen the winners of its 2009 Fellowship programme. The 40 outstanding journalists from 26 developing nations faced stiff competition from a field of 600 applicants.



The international selection panel of CCMP staff from Internews, Panos and the International Institute for Environment and Development, engaged advice from media editors and regional associations of journalists.



Demand for the media support offered by the CCMP Programme… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on July 22, 2009 at 11:14 — No Comments

Win a trip to COP15 climate change summit in Copenhagen

Internews' Earth Journalism Awards encourage high-quality local climate change coverage leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, December 7-18 2009 in Copenhagen (COP15).

A total of 14 awards are now open for entry

Visit the website for details of how to apply to win a trip to cover the COP15 summit.

Added by MikeShanahan on July 4, 2009 at 14:04 — No Comments

Climate Change Media Partnership video



This video profiles the work of the Climate Change Media Partnership, which was set up by Panos, Internews and the International Institute for Environment and Development to provides annual training fellowships for journalists from the… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on June 25, 2009 at 14:31 — No Comments

Pastoralists are 'invisible assets' in fight against poverty and climate change

East Africa risks losing a vital asset by failing to see the true value that pastoralists bring to national economies and efforts to confront climate change, says the International Institute for Environment and Development in a new briefing paper.



The paper will be published on 17 June, which the United Nations had declared as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.



It shows how pastoralism provides many hidden benefits that are not included in national… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on June 18, 2009 at 9:48 — No Comments

Climate Change Media Partnership opens 2009 fellowship programme to bring journalists to COP15 in Copenhagen

The largest group of developing-world journalists returns to boost media coverage of climate change in a critical year of negotiations.



The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) has today opened its 2009 Fellowship Programme. It encourages all journalists in developing countries who report on climate change to apply.



This programme comes during a critical year of negotiations that ends in December with the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen where a new global… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on May 15, 2009 at 17:09 — No Comments

DEVELOPMENT & CLIMATE DAY conference & film festival at Bonn II session of the UN Climate Change negotiations

GermanWatch is co-organising a day long conference on climate change and development during the Bonn negotiating session of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. And a film festival.

More information here - www.tinyurl.com/owava5

Added by MikeShanahan on May 14, 2009 at 17:54 — No Comments

Hundreds of journalists gathering in London to learn about climate change and other pressing issues

Come and join hundreds of journalists, scientists and many others at the World Conference of Science Journalists (London - 29 June to 2 July) to hear the latest on the role of the media in communicating issues such as climate change to the masses.



A list of climate-change topics and speakers follows… Details of the conference and other sessions are here - http://www.wcsj2009.org/



1. CLIMATE CHANGE: GEARING UP FOR COPENHAGEN (1… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on May 8, 2009 at 10:02 — No Comments

How to protect forests, improve lives and tackle climate change

The International Institute for Environment and Development has published a two short papers that describe how to protect forests, improve people’s lifes and livelihoods and help to address climate change.



The papers show ways to implement REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), which is one of the tools likely to feature in the new global plan to tackle climate change that governments are negotiating this year.



The author, Virgilio Viana knows… Continue

Added by MikeShanahan on March 26, 2009 at 15:25 — No Comments

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