Webinar 2 | Building Resilience: Climate Crises and Green Transition
Dates: 29 March 29 March | Location: Online, Asia and the Pacific
Application deadline: 28 March | Programme: Building the Capacity of Journalists in Asia and the Pacific

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The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) brought about many promises, setting the global agenda on critical environmental issues such as curbing carbon emissions, cutting coal and transitioning to clean power. This global action is particularly crucial for Asia and the Pacific, as it is more vulnerable to climate change than other regions of the world, according to a report by the ADB Institute.

Looking ahead, the news media has a critical responsibility to inform the public on whether governments are following through on their promises and to deliver clear, concise and accurate stories on climate change, which cut through mis-and disinformation.

To help journalists strengthen their climate coverage, the Asian Development Bank and the Thomson Reuters Foundation are hosting a webinar on ‘Building Resilience: Climate Crises and Green Transition’ on 29 March. This webinar is the second episode in a four-part series on the ‘Media’s Role in a Sustainable Recovery in Asia and the Pacific’.

Webinar participants will hear from leading experts on the media’s role in helping to avert a climate catastrophe and will learn how to inform news consumers – especially young people - who turn information into action. Attendees will also improve their skills in communicating complex climate language in an accessible manner through the use of hard-hitting examples and news pegs.

This is a unique opportunity for journalists in Asia and the Pacific looking to enhance their reporting and connect with experts, as well as their counterparts, in the region.


  • Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, Climate crisis journalist and scholar
  • Laurie Goering, Climate Change Editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Parag Khanna, Founder and Managing Partner, FutureMap
  • Kavita Chandran, Journalist, author and former Reuters, Bloomberg and CNBC correspondent (moderator)

Date: 29 March 2022
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm SGT, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm GMT

Note: Places are limited, register today to reserve your space.


Building the Capacity of Journalists in Asia and the Pacific
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Asian Development Bank have designed a three-year practical, skills-based training programme to help journalists build their skills and deepen their understanding of a range of development and economic issues that will influence the future of Asia and the Pacific.

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