Strengthening environmental journalism to build community resilience to climate change
- Published on 15 April 2016
The Pacific GeoJournalism Project is a Pacific American Climate-Fund Project funded by USAID and implemented by the Internews Earth Journalism Network. SPREP partnered with the project in Samoa to help carry out the training which was open to Samoa media and journalism students of the National University of Samoa.
The two-day training facilitated by the Internews Earth Journalism Network covered climate science, climate from the Pacific, Samoa's policy on climate change and their place in the UNFCCC process, including how to develop different angles on climate stories - which proved to be the most popular subject.
A field trip to Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, allowed participants to see for themselves the impacts of climate change on a coastal community and the Marine reserve.
The next stage of this project is to fund opportunities to develop stories on climate change and, fellowships to cover environment conference which the Earth Journalism Network hopes will inspire more Pacific writers to apply for these.
The Pacific GeoJournalism Project is a two year activity that spans Samoa, Fiji and Vanuatu with the training in Samoa held from 17 - 18 March, 2016.
For more information please contact Nanettew@sprep.org