Webinar: 'Covering the climate crisis: What’s next?'

The IFJ Climate Action Team is hosting an affiliates-only webinar ‘Covering the climate crisis: What’s next?’ on 4 April from 4pm to 5pm CET / 10am to 11am EST / 7am to 8am PST. Journalists play a crucial role in covering one of the most important stories of our time. Join our expert panellists to discuss what journalists and unions can do to address the climate emergency.

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Watch the recording of the webinar here. 

Click here to register for the event, which is only open to IFJ affiliates

The guest speakers will be:

Maximiliano Manzoni, a Paraguayan journalist specialising in the coverage of the climate crisis, who writes for El Surtidor and is a member of the network Connectas. In 2018, he was part of the team that won the Gabo Award in the innovation category for the series of visual articles ‘Los Desterrados del Chaco’ on the rapid deforestation in Chaco region. He is a two-time winner of the Amnesty International Paraguay Award. In 2022, Manzoni was chosen to cover COP27 in Egypt as a fellow for Climate Tracker and, one year later, he became part of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network.

Pa Louis Thomasi, a Gambian journalist who is the director of the IFJ Africa Office in Dakar, the Head of the Secretariat of the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) and works with 42 journalists’ unions across the continent. He is leading the IFJ’s capacity building programmes on Climate Change Reporting, has served as a trainer in several workshops across the continent and commissions research on how the media reports on climate change in several African countries. 

The session will be moderated by Jennifer Moreau, chair of the IFJ Climate Action Team, member of the IFJ Executive Committee and national representative at Unifor Canada. 

Climate change is one of the most pressing problems of our time. As journalists, we have a special responsibility to report on the facts and associated effects of climate change, contributing to the public debate and empowering citizens to take action. As trade unionists, we demand a just transition for all workers impacted by the shift to a zero-carbon economy.

Click here to register for the event, which will have English, Spanish and French interpretation available.

Download the visual of the webinar. 

Read more about the IFJ Climate Action Team.

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