Reporting Climate Change

Introduction

UNINETTUNO and COPEAM, thanks to the support of the EIB - European Investment Bank, launch the international e-learning course “Reporting Climate Change”. This innovative training opportunity is open to TV, radio and press journalists from the MENA region, the Balkans and the sub-Saharan Africa, and it aims at reinforcing their knowledge and reporting skills about the current sustainable development challenges and the impact of climate change.

Several international experts – from the academic, scientific and media sectors – are involved in the course’s modules to deliver video-lessons (available in English, French and Arabic), to talk about case-studies and in-the-field experiences, to provide a rich multimedia supporting material about key-issues such as climate change, water security, energy transition, sustainability, environmental crimes.

At the end of the training programme, the participating journalists having completed the course will receive a certificate of completion co-signed by the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, COPEAM and the European Investment Bank.

Reporting Climate Change

Target Students

This innovative training opportunity is open to TV, radio and press journalists from the MENA region, the Balkans and the sub-Saharan Africa, and it aims at reinforcing their knowledge and reporting skills about the current sustainable development challenges and the impact of climate change.

Program

The program consists of six modules:

The videolessons are available in three languages: English, French and Arabic.

At the end of the training program, the participating journalists having completed the course will receive a certificate of completion co-signed by the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, COPEAM and the European Investment Bank.


Video spot of the first edition of "Reporting Climate Change"

Structure of the modules

PART I - What is climate change

Ahmed Kandil - Senior research fellow & Head of Energy Studies Program at al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies and a journalist at Al Ahram newspaper (Cairo - Egypt))

  • Video Lesson 1 - Introduction
  • Video Lesson 2 - The UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement
  • Video Lesson 3 - Climate finance
  • Video Lesson 4 - Climate Change in the Mediterranean Region
  • Video Lesson 5 - Climate Change in the Mediterranean Region: Challenges and Lessons Learned

PART II - Reporting climate change

Kevin Burden - Journalism trainer and consultant working with media organisations worldwide.

  • Video Lesson 1 - Climate change in the news
  • Video Lesson 2 - Why aren’t you reporting on climate change?
  • Video Lesson 3 - Choosing to report on climate change
  • Video Lesson 4 - How to understand science and scientists
  • Video Lesson 5 - Reporting better on climate change?

PART III – Experiences and case studies

Marco Motta - journalist and presenter Radio 3 Scienza (Italy)
Enrica De Cian - associate professor in environmental economics at Ca’ Foscari Unversity of Venice and research scientist at Fondazione CMCC (Italy)
James Painter - Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and School of Geography, Oxford University (Oxford - England)
Milica Momčilović - scientific journalist and president of the World Federation of Science Journalists - WFSJ

  • Video Lesson 1- The sound of climate justice 
  • Video Lesson 2 - The impacts of climate change in the Mediterranean region
  • Video Lesson 3 - The State of Research Into Climate Journalism Practices And Routines
  • Video Lesson 4 - Being a Science Journalist

Part IV - Energy Transition

Fabrizio Iaccarino - Head of Sustainability and Institutional Affairs of Enel Italia (Italy)

Lorenzo Colantoni - Researcher at the Energy, Climate and Resources Programme at IAI – Istituto Affari Internazionali and environmental journalist (Italy)

Filippo Nicolò Rodriguez - Head of Sustainability Enel Italia e Managing Director Enel Cuore (Italy)

  • Video Lesson 1 - The energy transition
  • Video Lesson 2 - Energy, the great turn of Africa
  • Video Lesson 3 - Driving business action on the SDG

Part V - Environmental Crimes

Lorenzo Colantoni - Researcher at the Energy, Climate and Resources Programme at IAI – Istituto Affari Internazionali and environmental journalist (Italy)

  • Video Lesson 1 - Fighting environmental crimes

Part VI - Water Security

Simeon Otieno Dulo - UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, Department of Civil Engineering Science Director - Infrastructure (REACH-Improving Water Security) and Head ICCA - Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation, University of Nairobi

  • Video Lesson 1 - Water and Climate a global perspective
  • Video Lesson 2 - The Consequences of Climate Change on Access to water
  • Video Lesson 3 – Sustainable management of water and sanitation for all in support of the attainment of the other 16 SDGs