With COP26 just a few days away, the Asian climate journalism community is busy setting the stage to build momentum for climate action.
Considering Asia’s responsibility for emitting more than half of the world’s greenhouse emissions along with its socio-economic and geographical vulnerability, not to mention the growing energy crises across the continent, the upcoming convention holds immense importance for the continent.
Join us in breaking environment reporting questions in Asia with Manka Behl; taking a crash course in COP reporting 101 with Renee Juliene Karunungan, and discussing ‘Climate in Issues in Asia’ on the whole.
We also invite you to share your opinions on the kind of briefings Climate Tracker Asia can help you with for your post COP reporting!
Date: Thursday 28th October, 2021
Time: 5pm (GMT+8, Manila time)
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
Born and raised in the Philippines, Renee is currently a PhD researcher at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, and a science communicator at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. She’s also a published children’s book author and enjoys spending her time with her cats and many plants!
In her eight-year-long stint as a journalist, Manka has reported on various beats, till she found her calling in environment and climate change. She’s always had an affinity for analytical, data-driven stories pertaining to the thermal power sector, air pollution and environment degradation. She has had the chance to interview various crucial personalities including United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, COP26 President Alok Sharma, WHO public health director Dr Maria Neira etc
We’re excited to meet you and learn more about COP26 and what it means for Asia!