Journalists, scientists and experts meet to discuss environmental challenges in the Mediterranean
November 15, 2018
Around 50 environmental journalists and scientists from 20 countries in the Mediterranean basin, researchers and experts in the field, NGOs, and international institutions met on 13-14 November at the 3rd Meeting of Environmental Journalists of Mediterranean News Agencies, at the UfM headquarters, in Barcelona. The event was promoted by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Five sessions were held with scientists and representatives from different institutions who were dedicated to, among other issues, the energy transition of the Mediterranean region, the circular economy and combatting plastic pollution. The program was completed with two sessions dedicated to presenting initiatives and new tools to the journalistic profession, and the debating and exchanging of experiences between professionals.
This initiative seeks to establish a network of communicators of environmental information and facilitate a platform and meeting point, where an exchange of opinions, debates and discussions thrive among the professionals of scientific and environmental journalism.