The Global Energy Transition Journalism Conference 2019 #GETJO19

We are inviting: Journalists, journalism networks and journalism funders
07 Apr - 08 Apr 2019
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SIGN UP UNTIL 25 March: The story of the energy transition cuts across borders and beats. One major angle is how businesses and business models are transforming in response to the climate crisis. This is why we're making business and the energy transition the focus of our second Global Energy Transition Journalism conference (GETJO). Join the event to discuss with business leaders, media entrepreneuers and fellow journalists how the business sector is adjusting to the climate crisis and shaping the energy transition, and how these transformations are reflected in journalism.

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Conference programme and speakers

Please find the programme here and an overview of conference speakers here.

Why business and the climate?

The transformations caused by the energy transition require new approaches — not only from companies, but also from journalists. One of the main challenges is to bridge the invisible but often enormous gap between business and environmental reporting, both between and within newsrooms.

Most business reporting tends to focus primarily on quarterly results, at the expense of the long-term challenges posed by climate change, and the wider impact company decisions have on society and the environment. On the other hand, traditional environmental reporting tends to turn a blind eye to the business stories so crucial for the fate of the energy transition.

After a first successful conference on the sidelines of the COP23 in Bonn – check out the GETJO17 highlights here and the conference programme here – we will hold the second Global Energy Transition Journalism conference on 7-8 April 2019 in Berlin. Journalists and other media professionals, foundation representatives and journalism researchers will come together to explore:

  • What do businesses do to fight the climate crisis?
  • How are old, established industries transforming themselves?
  • Who are the innovators? Who is leading, and who's lagging behind – or even working against the transition?
  • How do companies shape the transition across borders?
  • What questions should journalists be asking to get to the bottom of the story and inform their readers?

Attending the conference

To register for the conference, simply complete the form at the top of this page. We will handle registrations on a first-come-first-serve basis. You will be notified by email whether your registration was successful. We aim to process your application as soon as possible.

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#GETJO19 will take place back-to-back with the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

If you would like to hear more from ministers and global business leaders, you can stay on for two extra days: The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD), held at the German Foreign Office on 9-10 April 2019, brings together 1,500 experts on all aspects of the energy transition. Check their website for programme updates and how to seek accreditation.


Frequently asked questions

Who can attend and how do I register?

Journalists, members of journalism networks and journalism funders can  participate. Registration is possible via the registration form on our website. Registrations will be handled on a first-come-first-serve basis. We aim to process your application as soon as possible. By submitting your registration you agree that your name, your medium and your e-mail-address will appear on the participants list which will be shared with the participants.

What about the costs?

The conference is free of charge. Participants must pay for their own travel and accommodation.

Are there special conditions for CLEW Journalism Network members?

Five CLEW Journalism Network members will be selected to receive fellowships covering travel costs (reimbursement) and accommodation (07. - 09.04). To be eligible, you must:

  1. Be a member of the CLEW Journalism Network. If you haven't joined yet but would like to do so, sign up here now.
  2. Submit the registration form above.
  3. Send your idea on how business journalism should tackle the energy transition to: Perhaps you can draw from your own work as an example, you know an outlet in your region that already does great work on this, or you  have a future vision of what best practices should be.

The registration deadline for the CLEW Journalism Network fellowships is Friday, 22 February.

Where does the conference take place and how do I get there?

The conference takes place at Mövenpick Hotel Berlin.

Mövenpick Hotel Berlin
Schöneberger Strasse 3
10963  Berlin

Please find directions  here

What can I do if I need a visa?

If you would like us to provide you with a letter of invitation for your visa application, please send an e-mail to Please make sure you have a visa appointment at the embassy or consulate well before the conference to leave enough time for processing your visa.

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