World Federation of Science Journalists

UNEP Workshop on Journalism & the Environment

UNEP Workshop on Journalism & the Environment
Reporting Green – The Environment as News
at
The UNEP Governing Council and the Chemicals Ministerial Convention

Bali, Indonesia, 22-26 February 2010



You are invited to the Reporting Green- The Environment as News workshop organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which will bring journalists into an active dialogue with experts, politicians and civil society leaders on today’s key environmental issues – from biodiversity loss to the opportunities of the green economy and the future of environmental governance.
The workshop will coincide with the largest global environmental gathering since Copenhagen: the Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council and the Extraordinary Meetings of the Chemicals Conventions.

Journalists will have the opportunity to interact with Environment Ministers and key environmental figures from around the world, and deepen their understanding of environmental issues by engaging with top experts and scientists.

WHAT:
  • ‘Reporting Green – The Environment as News’: UNEP Media Workshop - 22-23 February
  • Chemicals Ministerial Meeting: Simultaneous Extraordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions - 22-24 February 
  • UNEP Ministerial Meeting: 11th Special Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum - 24-26 February
WHERE:

Bali International Conference Centre, Nusa Dua, Bali (Indonesia)

WHO:
  • Environment Ministers from over 100 countries.
  • Heads of UN agencies, including UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner 
  • Scientists and Environmental Experts 
  • Leading journalists and media professionals from across the globe 
  • Business and civil society leaders 
PRACTICAL DETAILS:

REGISTRATION & ACCREDITATION

To register for the media workshop, the Governing Council and the Chemicals meeting, please fill in the attached form and email it to: unepnewsdesk@unep.org

Once accredited, UNEP will provide journalists with a letter of confirmation. Foreign journalists must submit the letter to consulates of Indonesia in their countries to acquire visas.
National and international media based in Indonesia are required to fill out the same accreditation form to attend the workshop and to cover the ministerial meetings, including the Governing Council and the Chemicals meeting.

TOPICS
  • The International Year of Biodiversity: Targets, Indicators & the Way Forward
  • The Environment in Times of Conflict and Disaster
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: Towards Mexico 2010
  • Global Markets: The Green Option
  • Pricing Nature: The Economics of Ecosystems Management
  • Responsibility & Accountability in Managing the Environment: The Governance Debate
  • Hazardous Chemicals: Safeguarding the Planet
  • Innovation & Initiative at the Grass-roots level: Success Stories from Sasakawa

TRAVEL & VISA

Embassies and consulates of Indonesia are helping to facilitate the travel of journalists to Bali when applications are accompanied by an Accreditation Letter from UNEP.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

UNEP is offering limited sponsorship opportunities to journalists from developing countries interested in participating in the workshop and covering the ministerial meetings. Please indicate in the Accreditation form whether you are applying for sponsorship. Sponsorships will be granted to eligible candidates on a first come basis.

For further information and for more background on the Governing Council and the Chemicals meeting, please visit: http://www.unep.org/gc/gcss-xi/

Or contact:
Wambui Munge, UNEP Newsdesk
Email: Wambui.munge@unep.org
Tel: +254 (0) 20 762 5490
Mob: +254 (0) 710 758 017