SJN Climate Primer / Carbon Dioxide Removal

Event Date: 
March 16, 2023

Solutions Journalism Network invites journalists covering climate change or clean energy to join our webinar training sessions on Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR), an important area of climate mitigation to draw down the excess carbon in the Earth’s atmosphere. As part of its work to identify and examine promising responses to climate change, SJN is offering three one-hour sessions that will give you insight into the science of CDR, as well as some critical lenses to separate the solutions from the greenwashing. For those who aren’t familiar with solutions journalism, we’ll also have an optional 20-minute training after each panel where we’ll cover the basics of solutions reporting, and how to use it to deliver strong, impactful climate coverage.

All three sessions will be moderated by Aman Azhar, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist who covers environmental justice for Inside Climate News, and who is also a 2022-23 Climate Solutions Fellow for SJN. Each webinar will feature carbon-removal experts and journalists discussing the science and the strategies for reporting on CDR. Sign up for one, two – or all three.

Holding Companies Accountable
How to spot greenwashing and climate injustice in CDR
February 23, 2023 at 3 p.m. ET
Confirmed panelists:
Simone Stewart, Industrial Policy Specialist for Climate & Energy Policy at the National Wildlife Foundation
Nicholas Kusnetz, Reporter, Inside Climate News
Rachel Licker, Principal Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
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The Power and Pitfalls of Carbon Dioxide Removal
Separating possibility from the hype
March 9, 2023 at 3 p.m. ET
Confirmed panelists:
Vanessa Suarez, Senior Policy Advisor, Carbon 180
Emily Pontecorvo, Reporter, Grist
Jamie Beck Alexander, Director of Drawdown Labs, Project Drawdown
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Nature-based Carbon Removal Methods
Scoping the potential and limits of organic approaches
March 16, 2023 at 3 p.m. ET
Confirmed panelists:
Paul West, Senior Scientist (Ecosystems), Project Drawdown
Yessenia Funes, Climate Director, Atmos
Katherine Hamilton, Conservation Finance and Policy Advisor
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