Biomass, deforestation and EU-regulations: a Romanian-Polish cross border story
Raul Cazan, freelance journalist as well as founder of the website 2 Celsius Network, and Jakub Wiech from Energetyka 24 worked together on this story supported by the first CLEW cross-border journalism grant. Find links to their articles below.
Rose-Anne spoke to Raul about how the cross-border approach made a difference to the story:
How did your process change, if at all, as soon as you crossed a border?
Once I got to Poland, I enjoyed a wider openness of researchers and people from academia. This helped our work a lot as we were able to frame our stories intellectually.
How did working in a cross-border collaboration deepen your understanding of your subject?
The network I founded, 2Celsius, works with cross-border collaborations between environmental journalists in Central and Eastern Europe. Given the complexity of the matter, my Polish counterpart had a massive role in enlightening me with regards to the intricacies of Polish energy policies, which revealed specific differences between the two post-communist countries.
Articles by Raul and Jakub
Raul Cazan's stories
- 'A recent history of biomass in Poland and Romania', 2 Celsius Network, 12 August 2018
- 'O istorie recentă a biomasei. Episodul 1', Adevarul, 01 August 2018, in Romanian
- Mutlimedia glossary for 'A recent history of biomass in Poland and Romania', 2 Celsius Network, 15 July 2018
Jakub Wiech's stories
- 'Biomass – awaiting opportunity for Polish coal state?', Energetyka 24, 24 August 2018
- 'Biomasa – wciąż niewykorzystana szansa dla polskiego „coalstate” [ANALIZA]', Energetyka 24, 31 July 2018, in Polish