We hosted the first-ever South Asia Climate Journalism workshop from 21 to 23 September 2017 organised by Climate Tracker. As one of the countries that are the most vulnerable to climate change, Bangladesh is at the forefront of tackling climate change. The Climate Journalism workshop created the space for the youth of this region to become a powerful voice tackling the impact of climate change through their writing. Climate Tracker is holding a global series of climate journalism workshops. In Dhaka they have partnered with Climate Finance Transparency Mechanism (CFTM) – a project of the British Council. Climate Tracker selected 11 promising young writers for this workshop aiming to further train and guide them with new journalistic skills, a better understanding of climate change issues, and a strong network of like-minded journalists across the region.
‘Climate change affects all of us so youth must learn about climate change dynamics to do something about it’- said Dr Saleemul Huq.
This workshop enabled the understanding of youths of this region those who will be the key voices to promote climate action. The sessions ‘Interpreting Climate Finance Data’ and ‘Climate Governance’ provided each participant with an overall knowledge to effectively exercise this information in their future endeavours that will contribute to the UK's effort in promoting a green environment.