The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

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.

With Emma Howard (Unearthed), Nimra Shahid (freelance, formerly the Bureau of Investigative Journalism), Sebastian Rodriguez (Climate Home News) and Roxanne Joseph (Oxpeckers).

This talk is supported by JournalismFund Europe.

4 July 2024 – Climate Arson and Cover-ups


Adeolu Adekola

Adeolu joined the CIJ to manage its Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) that has reached beneficiaries in 53 countries (across Africa, Asia and the Americas) with reported successes that have included making communities more climate-resilient, and reducing the vulnerabilities of local populations to climate change.

Emma Howard

Emma Howard is a reporter for Unearthed, the investigative journalism outfit launched by Greenpeace UK. Her recent work has focused on plastic, climate change and offsetting. In 2023 her investigation into the burning of England's peatlands won Investigation of the Year at the Association of British Science Writers' Awards.

Nimra Shahid

Nimra Shahid is an award-winning freelance journalist. Her recent work has focused on climate change, greenwashing and how money flows into the fossil fuel industry. She has worked with Bloomberg, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Global Witness and the Guardian.

Roxanne Joseph

Roxanne Joseph is a data journalist and project manager at Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, she manages several Oxpeckers tools, #WildEye and #PowerTracker, and has trained journalists in Africa, Europe and Asia to map, track and report on wildlife, green energy and other environmental crimes.

Sebastián Rodríguez

Sebastián Rodríguez joined Climate Home News in 2022 as special projects editor, coordinating international investigations with a focus on climate accountability. He has reported on climate for Reuters, The Verge, DW and Mongabay. Originally from Costa Rica and currently based in the UK.
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