Groups Boost Journalists’ Capacity On Climate Change Reportage

Simire with the trainees

LAGOS MAY 6TH (NEWRANGERS)- A not-for-profit outfit, the Lagos-based EnviroNews Development Network (ENDENET), in collaboration with an international public charity, Global Greengrants Fund, has deepened the knowledge of 12 journalists on climate change and renewable energy reporting.
Michael Simire, Director, ENDENET, disclosed that the twelve journalists were chosen from various media for the one-day training, which held in Lagos on Thursday, May 2, 2019.
Simire said that the training was to draw attention to the need for the use of clean and renewable energy, to mitigate the causes of climate change in the country.
He noted that to achieve this, awareness should be improved to ensure that messages are effectively communicated to policymakers and the people, to take up actions to protect the environment.
“Nigeria is one of the countries in the world experiencing the effects of climate change due to global warming.
“The high level of the country’s release of CO2 from domestic and industrial use of electricity generating sets and automobile engines is worsening the situation.
“The aim of the training is to increase the knowledge of journalists on climate change and alternative sources of energy, and to increase frequency of reportage of climate change and renewable energy in the Nigerian media,’’ he said.
“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,” Simire added.

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