10 May 2019, 15:36
  • Rose-Anne
    Clermont
    Rose-Anne Clermont is an award-winning freelance journalist writing on migration and environmentalism. Her work has been published by German newspapers Der Tagesspiegel, Berliner Zeitung, Die Zeit, and U.S.-based media including The New York Times, NPR and USA Today. Rose-Anne is currently a freelance editor and trainer for media development projects focused on environmental conservation in East Africa.
  • Mwelwa
    Musonko
    Mwelwa is a comic book artist and founder of Foresight Comics, as well as CLEW’s guest cartoonist. Combining a passion for climate change and award-winning drawing skills, Mwelwa recently released ‘The Fifth Element’, a superhero comic devoted to saving the climate.

Journalists talk business on the energy transition - GETJO19 through the eyes of a cartoonist

Illustration: Mwelwa Musonko
Capturing the energy transition story in cartoons.

Mwelwa Musonko was listening, tweeting and networking along with 100 international journalists at the Global Energy Transition Journalism 2019 (GETJO19) conference, but he was also observing how the journalists interacted with one another. This cartoon is inspired by a team of finalists for the second CLEW grant to report cross-border business-related energy transition stories. Their catchy name is: ‘TEAM PANIC’ (which stands for the journalists’ countries of origin: Pakistan, Nepal, India and China).

Meeting at the Global Climate Action Summit in the United States in 2018, the four journalists formed a walking group, where they brainstormed the story idea that eventually won them one of three CLEW grants. In the cartoon, characters inspired by this team and others are set at the GETJO19 conference coffee break.

In 2018, Mwelwa joined CLEW on the Horst-Köhler-Journalism-Grant of the International Journalism Programme (IJP). Look out for more of his work in upcoming CLEW publications, and here.

Journalism for the energy transition

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