South Asian Media Briefing Workshop on Climate Change
New Delhi, 2009
Over 120 journalists, representing seven South Asian countries, recently came together at New Delhi’s India Habitat Centre to receive a briefing on climate change: its science, impacts, mitigation strategies, politics and global negotiations.
The South Asian Media Briefing Workshop on Climate Change, as the meeting was called, was organized by CSE’s Media Resource Centre.
The two-day Workshop was aimed at providing first-hand information on and understanding of the subject to journalists, straight from the key women and men in the field – the national negotiators, policy-makers, climate change experts, and civil society representatives. Journalists from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka attended the event.
Among the key speakers and presenters were Sunita Narain, director, CSE, who presented an overview of the issues and moderated most of the discussions; Shailesh Nayak, secretary, Ministry of earth sciences, who chaired the session on science and impacts of climate change; Shyam Saran, prime minister’s special envoy on climate change who spoke on the north-south divide; J M Mauskar, additional secretary, Ministry of environment and forests; Farrukh Iqbal Khan, director, UN (II), Ministry of foreign affairs, Government of Pakistan; and Jairam Ramesh, the minister of state (independent charge) for environment and forests (see Workshop Programme for complete list of speakers).
CSE’s climate change portal and blog were launched on this occasion. A primer on climate change was also released and distributed among the participants. Photographs and video footages of the event are available on request. For details, please get in touch with Souparno Banerjee, coordinator, Media Resource Centre, CSE on firstname.lastname@example.org
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the New Delhi (India)-based research and advocacy organisation, invites applications from journalists to attend its Annual Media Briefing on Climate Change. The briefing will be held in New Delhi on November 6-7, 2014. It will bring together media people and experts from countries of the Global South to discuss and debate a range of contemporary issues covering the science, politics, negotiations and impacts of climate change.
CSE has been conducting this annual media meet – but only for South Asian journalists -- since 2009. This year, the event has been opened up to journalists from other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
CSE will support the travel and accommodation of selected participants.