India has committed to meeting 50% of its energy requirements with renewable energy, reducing its projected carbon emissions by one billion metric tons, and reducing the emissions intensity of its GDP by 45% by 2030.
To improve public awareness of these ambitious energy targets, and the progress made till date in India’s energy planning, EJN has organized a three-day workshop for communicators. The workshop sessions are designed to strengthen the skills of communicators to research and report on renewable energy issues in India.
EJN will facilitate engagement between communicators, researchers, subject experts, policymakers and communities, providing an opportunity to gain knowledge and deepen understanding of the promises and obstacles in the road ahead as India strives to increase the percentage of renewable energy in its total energy mix.
The Earth Journalism Network is a global community, and They aspire to support journalists to cover the environment whenever and wherever they can. they have several projects that focus on global issues, such as climate change, biodiversity, and the oceans, as well as projects that are centered on specific regions facing severe threats to their environment. One current example is in the Amazon, where EJN is working with Info Amazonia to carry out an investigative reporting project.
Inter news initially developed the Earth Journalism Network (EJN) in 2004 to enable journalists from low- and middle-income countries to cover the environment more effectively. They are now a truly global network working with reporters and media outlets in virtually every region of the world. In their mission to improve the quantity and quality of environmental reporting, EJN trains journalists to cover a wide variety of issues, develops innovative online environmental news sites and produces content for local media – including ground-breaking investigative reports. They also establish networks of environmental journalists in countries where they don’t exist and build their capacity where they do. They do so through workshops and the development of training materials and by offering Fellowship programs, grants to media organizations, story stipends, and support for story production and distribution.
- The organizers will cover the cost of travel, accommodation and meals of selected participants.
- The workshop will include a field trip to a location with a renewable energy facility.
- Commit to attending all days of the workshop.
- Have some experience reporting on scientific and/or environmental topics.
- Understand and be able to communicate in English.
- Demonstrate interest in renewable energy issues.
- Permit republication by the organizers of any output as a result of participation in the workshop.
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- If applicant has an existing account, they need to be logged in to apply. Since EJN recently updated their website, applicants might have to reset their password by clicking the “Forgot password?” link in the log in page. If applicants don’t have an account, they must register by clicking “Log in” on the top right of the page and click the “Sign up” link at the bottom of the page that opens.
- If applicants start the application and want to come back and complete it later, they can click ‘Save Draft.’ To return to the draft, they will need to go back to the opportunity and click ‘Apply now’ again to finalize the application.
- Staffers must provide a letter from their supervisor approving their attendance at the workshop.
- Applicants must submit two published samples or links to work that has appeared online. Work related to renewable energy issues are preferred.
Application Deadline: June 2, 2023Application ClosedOfficial link