Thursday, August 4th, 2022 #MEAAMedia News

Reporting on climate change is no longer a niche round for journalists. Tight deadlines, increased workloads and complicated science make it challenging for journalists to ensure they have all the facts and context to report confidently on these issues, and to ask the right questions.

MEAA recently hosted a webinar for journalists about reporting on climate change. If you were unable to attend, you can watch it on demand below.

Climate experts have provided the following resources for journalists covering climate change issues:

•  The Climate Council’s reports (searchable by subject) and communications guides.

•  The Climate Media Centre: connecting journalists to case studies.

•  UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report (also known as AR6)

•  Bureau of Meteorology’s climate outlooks and CSIRO’s State of the Climate report for Australian specific information.

•  Energy Efficiency Council of Australia

•  Farmers for Climate Action reports on how climate is impacting agriculture and rural/regional communities in Australia.

First Nations groups:

•  Seed Mob

•  Original Power

•  Torres Strait 8

•  First Nations Clean Energy Network

•  Pacific Climate Warriors

Energy Statistics:

•  Federal Government Department of Climate Change Energy, The Environment and Water
•  OpeNEM
•  CSIRO Energy Search