Climate coverage and war: Reporting on the energy transition as a security priority
We are confronted with a harshly split reality: On one hand, the COP26 climate summit seemed to prove that, across the globe, policy makers, businesses, courts, media and the broader public have woken up to the challenges of the climate crisis. Simultaneously, the war in Ukraine has pushed public attention for the most recent IPCC Report to the fringes and has radically rewritten the playbook of energy policy in Europe.
It is thus time for the Clean Energy Wire (CLEW) to discuss with its network members and long-standing partner organisations what this means for climate and energy policy journalism.
The meeting will offer networking opportunities and insights, with sessions on German energy reforms, cross-border climate journalism, and a panel discussion on European energy and climate security at a time of war.
|09.00 - 10.00||Check-in and registration|
|10.00 - 10.15||
Welcome and introduction
By Sven Egenter and Milou Dirkx, Clean Energy Wire
|10.15 - 10.45||
Keynote: Climate policy in times of multiple crises - is the space shrinking for ambitious climate action?
By Hinrich Thölken, Ambassador, Special Advisor for International Climate and Energy Policy, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
|10.45 - 11.15||Coffee break|
|11.15 - 12.15||
Panel discussion: Energy security and the transition -two sides of the same coin?
|12.15 - 12.30||
|12.30 - 13.00||Keynote by Patrick Graichen, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)|
|13.00 - 14.00||Lunch break|
|14.00 - 16.00||Roundtables: Shaping the future of collaborative climate and energy journalism|
|16.00 - 16.30||Coffee break|
|16.30 - 17.00||
Lightning talks: Collaborative climate journalism
All eyes on Eurasia: Podcast on climate issues in Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Caucasus
Angelina Davydova, environmental journalist
Boris Schneider, project manager N-OST
Local journalism on a global scale: The Sinking Cities Project
Mercy Abang, managing director Unbias the News
Tina Lee, editor-in-chief Unbias the News
|17.00 - 18.00||
Get a clue with the CLEW quiz
By Milou Dirkx, Clean Energy Wire
|18.00 - 20.00||
Dinner and drinks