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Investigating Climate & Health, New Opportunities and a COP25 Wrap-Up

February 4, 2020
Updates from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN):

Read about EJN's recent activities below. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see how we’re covering today’s most pressing environmental issues and visit our website to read our latest stories.

Climate Change and Health: The Focus of EJN’s Latest Special Reporting Series

EJN recently launched its latest special report exploring the links between climate change and health. The in-depth reporting series stems from growing concern about not just the direct impacts on human health, but also the ripple effects climate change is having – on everything from the foods we eat to where we live and how we earn a living. Read more>>

CCMP Fellows Focus on Finance, Women and Youth Amid Stalled Climate Change Negotiations

EJN continued its long-running Climate Change Media Partnership program in December by bringing 13 journalist Fellows and four trainers from the developing world to cover the United Nations COP25 Climate Summit held in Madrid. The participants have so far produced nearly 150 stories on a wide range of topics related to climate change and the global treaty negotiations. Read more>>

Upcoming Webinar: Communicating the Health of the Mesoamerican Reef

The Mesoamerican Reef stretches across the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras and supports the region’s culture and economies through fisheries and tourism, offers coastal protection and habitats for marine biodiversity. To better understand the threats the reef is facing, EJN and the Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative (HRI) are hosting two online webinars for journalists on February 18th. Read more>>

New Chances to Report, Build Environmental Journalism Skills from EJN

Reporting opportunities abound this year at EJN, with several grants currently open for application and a series of upcoming media workshops and Fellowships on offer. Read more>>

Connections Formed Through EJN Result in Clean-Energy Reporting Series

It was at the climate change COP in 2018 that Catherine Cai, a Fellow from China, met Abhaya Raj Joshi from Nepal, Karthikeyan Hemalatha from India and Amar Guriro from Pakistan. The group later won a grant that led to a series of clean-energy stories – one on each of their home countries and two joint, cross-border features. Read more>>

More from our Team

EJN's South Asia Content Coordinator Ramesh Bhushal got a digital boost in January. His epic, six-week reporting trip along the Karnali River, the source of this fantastic five-part series that EJN helped support last year, was the basis for this documentary Ramesh co-directed for the Nepal River Conservation Trust. Later in January he talked about environmental issues broadly in the Himalayas on this community radio program (93.3FM from Guelph, Canada). Keep an eye out for EJN at upcoming events around your region.

(Banner image: View of Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park, Kenya.Credit: Sergey Pesterev on Unsplash)