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…
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…
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 —
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 —
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.
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 —
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.
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 —
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.
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 —
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 —
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 —
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
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.