The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Climate and Environment Investigations at #CIJSummer 2023

Where to find good climate and environment stories? How to report them for the biggest impact?

This year we are bringing journalists specialising in climate and environment investigations from all over the world.

From industries destroying the environment to the broken promises, from greenwash to water-focused stories, our speakers will talk you through the methods they use, the lessons they learned and the skills they use the most.

Don’t miss these talks: 

Broken Promises: Greenwashing Uncovered – 28 June
With Sechaba Mokhethi (Lesotho), Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi (Nigeria) and Ed Davey (UK for AP). Chaired by Akintunde Babatunde, CIJ OCRI Coordinator.

Flash Floods: How to report when climate disaster strikes – 28 June
With Dr Tobi Oluwatola (Nigeria). Chaired by Lina Yassin, CIJ OCRI Coordinator.

No Business as Usual: Multinationals and the climate crisis – 28 June
With Luuk Sengers (The Netherlands)

Oil Trade Tracking. Hands-on – 28 June
With Louis Goddard and Sam Leon (UK)

Making it Count: Using data to tell stories from the climate crisis – 29 June
With Michèle Ebongue (Cameroon), Arun Karki and Basant Pratap Singh (Nepal), Gianluca Liva (Italy). Chaired by IJ OCRI Project Manager Adeolu Adekola.

Getting Green Scoops Using Environmental Law – 29 June
With Lucas Amin (UK)

Arun Karki

Based in Nepal, Arun is a leading data journalist, trainer and the founder of the Center for Data Journalism Nepal (CDJN). Since 2020, he has spearheaded various data-driven reporting projects, including COVID-19 data reporting and climate investigations, employing open-source intelligence.

Basant Pratap Singh

Basant Pratap Singh is an investigative journalist based in Far-Western Nepal, with 17 years' experience in the field. He has built a reputation for himself as a reporter covering pressing issues related to the environment, climate change, human rights, gender, and social affairs, as well as good governance in remote and rural parts of Western Nepal.

Ed Davey

Ed Davey is a Special Correspondent for Climate Accountability at the Associated Press, working to hold corporations and politicians to account for their contribution to global warming. He specialises in investigative and environmental journalism.

Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi

Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi is a freelance multimedia investigative journalist, passionate about environmental and climate justice. She specialises in fact-checking, data journalism and OSINT and is an alumna of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network of the Reuters Institute of Journalism.

Gianluca Liva

Gianluca Liva is an Italian science journalist and science communicator. He is one of the founders of RADAR Magazine, the website of an Italian collective of science, investigative and environmental journalists and photographers.

Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers is an experienced teacher and investigative journalist. He lectures at universities and in newsrooms and writes data-driven stories for the leading Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer. He is also the co-developer of Story-Based Inquiry.

Michèle Ebongue

Michèle Ebongue is an investigative journalist, data journalist, fact-checker, blogger, and Head of News Desk at Data Cameroon. Michelle started as a radio journalist, but with time moved to print.

Sechaba Mokhethi

Sechaba Mokhethi is an investigative journalist and founding partner of MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism in Lesotho. He started out as a political writer for Public Eye, a local newspaper in Lesotho.

Dr Tobi Oluwatola

Dr Tobi Oluwatola is the Executive Director of the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development, a west African media innovation think tank. Prior to CJID, he worked in many policy and business consulting roles across four continents, including at the World Bank, FCDO, GIZ, RAND Corporation and KPMG.

Lucas Amin

Lucas Amin is a reporter on openDemocracy’s investigations team. He has used information law for more than a decade and co-authored CIJ handbooks on Freedom of Information and EIRs. He was part of the team — led by longtime friend Jenna Corderoy — whose work on FOIA won a British Journalism Award 2022 and also […]

Louis Goddard

Louis Goddard is co-founder of Data Desk, an investigative consultancy focused on climate and the commodities industry. He previously worked for The Times and Global Witness, where he produced data-driven investigations, including as part of a high-impact campaign against Russian fossil fuel exports.

Sam Leon

Sam Leon is co-founder of Data Desk, an investigative consultancy focused on climate and the commodities industry. He previously worked at Global Witness where he ran their digital investigations unit.
Published: 26 Apr 2023