EnviroNews Development Network, ENDNET has trained journalists drawn from Print, Broadcast and Online Media on Climate Change and Renewable Energy reporting.
The one day training which held in Lagos was facilitated by environmental experts and veteran journalists who explained to the participants the need to report climate change issues.
Speaking at the training, Director, ENDNET, Michael Simire explained that the purpose of the training was to impact knowledge of climate change and renewable energy on young journalists.
Simire added that, “we want to explore strategies for improving climate change and renewable energy reporting as well as examine challenges facing environmental issues and hope to explore opportunities for birthing a network of journalists reporting Climate Change and Renewable Energy.”
He added that there is need to place much focus on climate change reportage so it can be appropriately addressed.
While training the journalists, Ugonma Cokey from Voice of Nigeria charged the participants to consider journalism as their career and put in much effort to drive change through their reports.
For his part, Prince Lekan Fadina, Executive Director, Centre for Investment, Sustainable Development Management Environment – CISME) urged participants to explore various angles of climate change and renewable energy and report it appropriately.
At the end of the training, participants were paired with mentors to guide them on writing stories on climate change and renewable energy.