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Summer Conference Events

4 July 2024

Climate Arson and Cover-ups

Discover a variety of innovative investigative methods put to good use uncovering environmental harms and greenwashing. From mapping fossil fuel projects in conservation sites to cross-border collaborations digging through hidden harms buried within 'green' hydrogen investments and using drones to expose the deliberate burning of the UK's largest natural carbon store, you'll hear from a range of the best environmental investigations around the world.

3 July 2024

GeoJournalism: Detecting Oil and Gas Concessions in Protected Areas. Hands-on. B.

Overlaps between natural resource exploitation and exploration licenses and protected area can be a great starter for diving into an environmental investigation! But just why and how could you apply this process in a systemic manner when it comes to global extractive giants?

4 July 2024

COP Reporting – how to prepare and keep focused

The UN Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC is one of the biggest news events for international climate change negotiations each year, but it can be difficult to navigate as a journalist without the right preparation.

3 July 2024

Investigating the Climate Crisis – Beyond Reporting the What

In the midst of an unfolding global crisis, climate reporting is an urgent and necessary field, but there is a corresponding need for journalists to go further than reporting on what is happening due to climate change and investigate deeper questions - why it is happening, who is responsible, who is profiting and how the much-vaunted solutions are being undermined to the point of futility.

29 June 2023

Getting Green Scoops Using Environmental Law

Learn how to leverage the law to obtain ‘green’ information from government departments, regulators and even some private companies. The Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) - the ‘Sister Act’ of FOIA legislation - is a simple and powerful tool that allows access to public-interest information about the environment.

28 June 2023

Oil Trade Tracking. Hands-on.

Hands-on. This class will introduce participants to approaches to tracking and reporting on the opaque oil trade. The trainers will explain the value of commodity tracking through the presentation of some powerful stories that relied on the practice.

28 June 2023

Flash Floods: How to Report when Climate Disaster Strikes

Disasters triggered by climate change are many years in the making, but when they reach critical points the effects can unfold fast. If journalists are to capture and show the impacts of such events on affected communities, they too must act fast.

29 June 2023

Making It Count: Using Data to Tell Stories from the Climate Crisis

We are already seeing the impacts of the climate crisis, and many are so wide-ranging and devastating that they are difficult to comprehend. Many journalists are taking the skills and techniques of data journalism and applying these to the disastrous ramifications of climate change.

28 June 2023

Broken Promises: Greenwashing Uncovered

Recent years have seen significant improvement in both recognition and rhetoric from those in power around the need for action to address the looming impacts of the climate crisis. However, in too many cases, positive words have served only to obscure inaction at best and continued harm at worst.

28 June 2023

No Business as Usual: Multinationals and the Climate Crisis

Luuk Sengers is a seasoned investigative journalist specialising in the impact of large corporations on the environment, public health, and the climate. In recent years he has found that the traditional way of business reporting is no longer sufficient: because of the decisive impact of many multinationals on the climate crisis, it has now literally become a matter of life and death.