January 27, 2021 || 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Hosted virtually by National Geographic Society
A recording will be available following the event
Say hello to 2021 with the Society of Environmental Journalists' annual look ahead at the year's key energy and environmental issues. The "2021 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment" special report will be formally launched Jan. 27 at the 9th annual roundtable organized by the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Hosted virtually by National Geographic Society and co-sponsored by the Wilson Center, the event kicks off with a keynote interview with new White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, followed by SEJ's annual panel of leading journalists offering their predictions for the year ahead. Following the keynote and panel sessions, registrants can choose one of the four breakout rooms listed below for informal discussion on these timely environmental topics. Stay tuned for logistical details, and register today to be the first to hear of additional special guests and events to be announced.
- Jeff Berardelli, Meteorologist and Climate Specialist, CBS News
- Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Advisor and former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Neela Banerjee, Supervising Climate Editor, National Public Radio
- Kate Abnett, European Climate & Energy Correspondent, Reuters
- Yvette Cabrera, Senior Staff Writer, Environmental Justice, Grist
- Sammy Roth, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times
- Mark Trahant, Editor, Indian Country Today
- Others TBA
Following the keynote and panel sessions, registrants can choose one of the four breakout rooms listed below for informal discussion on these timely environmental topics. A $25 Uber Eats voucher, generously provided by National Geographic Society, will be sent to breakout room registrants prior to the event. Registration for breakout rooms is open to SEJ Members only until Monday, 1/25 at 10 a.m. ET, at which point registration will be open to all. Space is limited, so make plans to sign up ASAP.
- Unshackling EPA
Hosts: Cheryl Hogue, Senior Correspondent, Chemical & Engineering News, and Laura Paskus, Correspondent and Producer, New Mexico PBS
- Department of Interior: Making History and Undoing the Past
Hosts: Judy Fahys, Mountain West Reporter, Inside Climate News, and Emily Gertz, Senior Editor, Drilled News
- Climate & Energy: The Year Ahead for Biden's Climate Strike Force
Hosts: Michael Kodas, Senior Editor, Inside Climate News, and Kathi Kowalski, Freelance Journalist
- Generational Justice: The Year Ahead for the Youth Climate Movement
Hosts: Meera Subramanian, Independent Journalist, and Ilana Cohen, Freelance Climate Journalist and Youth Climate Activist
In the meantime, check out the guide, including TipSheets on environmental justice and climate policy under Biden, Backgrounders on international treaties and carmakers, and more to come, including additional reports, an overview analysis and live event coverage.