Mahabubnagar: In a rare opportunity for rural journalists to understand the impact of climate change, Centre for Media Studies (CMS), in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Department of Environment, Forests, Science and Technology; is organising a three-day workshop for media persons in the month of May.
Representatives from Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI), various media houses, NGOs, experts in the field of agriculture and allied departments would participate in the three-day workshop, where several issues, case studies and group discussions would be held regarding the impact of climate change. A field visit to impacted areas due to climate changes would also be held during the three-day event.
“The objective of the workshop is to sensitise journalists on climate change impact in the context of rural India, especially for the state of Telangana and need for climate change action specific adaptation. Making journalists aware of the existing policies and programmes on climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as international policy discourse on climate change would be done here,” said Annu Anand, Head, CMS Advocacy, addressing media persons at the R&B Guesthouse in Mahabubnagar town on Saturday.
CMS is also accepting applications for a media fellowship program on climate change. Under the fellowship programme Rs 60,000 will be provided as a stipend and Rs 15,000 for the field work in Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.
CMs are planning to conduct similar workshops in Tamil Nadu (July), Himachal Pradesh (August) and Punjab (September). The exact schedule for the three-day workshop in Mahabubnagar is yet to be finalised.