Programme: The Global Energy Transition: Is Journalism Ready?

10 Nov - 11 Nov 2017
Bonn, Germany
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A conference for journalists, journalism funders, and journalism networks

Friday, 10 November 2017

09.00    Conference registration desks open
 Location: H+ Hotel Köln Brühl, Römerstraße 1, 50321 Brühl (approx. 45 mins from Bonn central station and approx. 30 mins from Cologne central station)
09.40Welcome to the 2017 Clean Energy Wire CLEW Network Conference
 Sven Egenter, Executive Director and Chief Editor of the Clean Energy Wire
10.00Impulses: Expectations towards future climate and energy transition journalism from stakeholders and the policy field.
 Jochen Flasbarth (@JochenFlasbarth),
State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (via video address)
Dr Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk (@BMZ_Bund),
Deputy Director of Division for Environment and Infrastructure, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Christoph Bals (@christophbals), Policy Director, Germanwatch
Claude Turmes, Member of the European Parliament,
Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Felix Dembski, (@sonnenCommunity), Vice President Strategy, sonnen GmbH
Leo Hickman, (panel chair) Director and Editor, CarbonBrief
11.30Networking Welcome 
 Participants are invited to attend one of the three following sessions, which will run in parallel:
 Session 1: What is the recipe for a successful international journalism network for a cause?
 James Fahn (@JamesFahn), Global Director of Internews’ Environmental Programs and the Executive Director of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN)
 Meaghan Parker (@meagham), Board member of Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ)
 David González (@dgonzalezt), Editor at Connectas
 Tim Nuthall (chair, @Tim_Nuthall), International Communications Director at the European Climate Foundation
 Session 2: From bubble to mainstream: Making the energy transition relevant across news desks
 Dagmar Dehmer (@dpomondi), Senior environmental journalist and communication expert on the energy transition and climate topics
 Mark Rice-Oxley (@markriceoxley69), Head of special projects at The Guardian
 Benjamin Schulz (@TheBeamMagazine), Managing Partner at GridHub GmbH, The Beam
 Christoph Podewils (chair, @Chr_Podewils), Director of Communication at Agora Energiewende
 Session 3: Building capacities for global energy transition reporting
 Laurie Goering (@lauriegoering), Climate Editor at the Thomson Reuters Foundation
 Andreas Sieber (@SieberAndreas), Program Manager at ClimateTracker
 Dr James Painter, (chair) Director of Journalism Programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford University
15.00    Coffee Break
Alan Rusbridger
(@arusbridger), former Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian
 ‘The state of international energy transition journalism and the road ahead’
16.30 The global survey: Learning from the interplay between journalism and the energy transition in different national contexts
 Discussion panel between journalists and journalism association representatives from different geographic regions.
 Angelina Davydova (@angelinadavydov), environment and climate journalist, board member of n-ost e.V., journalism network on Eastern Europe.
 Dr Sam Geall (@samgeall), Executive Editor at China Dialogue
 Joydeep Gupta (@joydeepgupta), South Asia Director at news website and journalism network The Third Pole
 Prof. Holger Wormer (@mediendoktor), Institute for Journalism at the Technical University of Dortmund
 Carel C. Mohn (chair, @CarelMohn25), Director Media Programmes at Clean Energy Wire
Transfer to dinner venue (shuttle service available; alternatively, it is possible to walk)
19.00Dinner and award show, hosted by Stiftung Mercator Foundation
 Welcoming address by Philipp Offergeld (@MercatorDE), Program Manager at Centre for Climate Change,
Stiftung Mercator Foundation.
 Announcement of Clean Energy Wire cross-border grant recipients by jury member Hanne May (@may_power_day), Head of Energy Consulting at Edelman.ergo.
 Presentation of story pitches by the shortlisted journalist teams.
 Location: Restaurant Wasserturm Brühl (old water tower), Liblarer str. 181, 50321 Brühl (located within a short walk/drive away from the conference venue)
21.00Reception and networking


Saturday, 11 November 2017

09.15  Conference registration desks open
 Location: H+ Hotel Köln Brühl, Römerstraße 1, 50321 Brühl (40 mins from Bonn central station and 30 mins from Cologne central station)
Brigitte Alfter (@Hackette7), Managing Editor of Journalismfund and accomplished investigative journalist
‘Cross-border journalism and getting to the bottom of global drama – what energy transition journalism can learn from it’
 Participants are invited to attend one of the three following sessions, which will run in parallel:
 Session 1: Facts and context across borders – How can journalists get global stories right?          
 Craig Morris (@PPchef), Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, co-author of the book ‘Energy Democracy - Germany’s Energiewende to Renewables’
 Sonya Angelica Diehn (@SonyaDiehn), Environment Team Leader at Deutsche Welle (DW)
 Sven Egenter (chair, @segenter), Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Clean Energy Wire
 Session 2: Has the lone wolf joined the pack for good? Journalism collaboration on climate, the energy transition, and beyond
 Michael Stang (@herrstang), science journalist and ambassador for international journalism network hostwriter
 Julie Søgaard (@JulieSogaard), Chair of the The Danish Association of Energy and Environmental Journalists (FEM)
 Imelda Abano (@iabano), President of Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists
 Christoph Podewils (chair, @Chr_Podewils), Director of Communication at Agora Energiewende
 Session 3: How do you establish trust in cross-border journalism?
 Kieran Cooke, Senior foreign and economic correspondent (BBC, Financial Times), representing Climate News Network
 Kata Karath (@KataKarath), freelance science journalist (Quartz, New Scientist)
 Raul Cazan (chair, @raulia), Editor-in-Chief at 2Celsius Network
12.30   Closing round: What we have learned about the future of Global Energy Transition Journalism
13.00Farewell lunch