Online only; go straight to booking - now free to NUJ members.

LFB presents an evening on climate change reporting - 23/09/21

The COP26 logo

The logo of COP26, the twenty-sixth "Conference of the Parties" - of the states that have signed the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

LFB IS proud to present an evening panel event on reporting climate change, on Thursday 23 September.

The event features experienced climate journalists and expert communicators to help you understand what you need to know about the climate emergency ahead of the United Nations climate change conference, COP26. This is happening in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Jess Shankleman – reporter on energy transition and climate change for Bloomberg.
  • LFB's own Susi Arnott, accredited carbon literacy trainer and documentary film-maker
  • Environment and sustainability journalist and London Freelance Branch member Catherine Early
  • Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit Senior Associate Richard Black, a former BBC Environment Correspondent.

Booking your place

This will be an online event via Zoom. Book here (via Eventbrite - hang in there...)

Admission is now free to NUJ members. It costs £5 for non-members who are students or under 25; and £10 for others. LFB will pay speakers at this event - some have donated their fee to the NUJ charity NUJ Extra.

LFB's special panel event on climate change builds on the success of the LFB Freelance Salon format of evening events that combine talks by panels of experts who are working journalists with networking opportunities, wine and nibbles. The climate change reporting event is in the same tradition, although obviously minus the wine and face-to-face networking, since it was planned in the Age of Covid.

In the second hour our panellists will go into more detail on their area of expertise in separate break-out sessions, with Richard Black sharing his experience of reporting on previous COPs, Susi Arnott helping you get a grasp of what climate scientists do and don't know, Jess Shankleman shining the spotlight on the business interests and economic challenges, and Catherine Early offering her understanding of the tricky politics shaping the future of our planet.

The NUJ at its Delegate Meeting (conference) in May voted to commit itself to campaigning on and educating its members about the issues of the climate emergency.