With COP26 just a few days away, the Asian climate journalism community is busy setting the stage to build momentum for climate action.
Considering Asia’s responsibility for emitting more than half of the world’s greenhouse emissions along with its socio-economic and geographical vulnerability, not to mention the growing energy crises across the continent, the upcoming convention holds immense importance for the continent.
Join us in breaking environment reporting questions in Asia with Manka Behl; taking a crash course in COP reporting 101 with Renee Juliene Karunungan, and discussing ‘Climate in Issues in Asia’ on the whole.
We also invite you to share your opinions on the kind of briefings Climate Tracker Asia can help you with for your post COP reporting!
Meet our speakers
Renee Karungnan (@rjkarunungan)
Online Content Manager at Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Renee is currently a PhD researcher at Loughborough University in the UK, and a science communicator at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change research.
Manka Behl (@mankabTOI)
Principal Correspondent at the Times of India
In her eight-year-long stint as a journalist, she has reported on various beats, till she found her calling in environment and climate change. She’s always had an affinity for analytical, data-driven stories pertaining to the thermal power sector, air pollution and environment degradation.
Five of Manka’s stories have been converted into suo-motu public interest litigations by the high court here. She has had the chance to interview various crucial personalities including United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, COP26 President Alok Sharma, WHO public health director Dr Maria Neira etc. At a time when developing countries in Asia are staring at the worst-ever climate catastrophes, Manka is aiming to report widely on regional issues, soughting help from science and latest data.
We’re excited to meet you and learn more about COP26 and what it means for Asia!
A marketing communications wiz, she is a lighthouse of ideas and a multifaceted prism – you might just see a rainbow come shine out of her when the light hits the right spot. Working out of New Delhi, India, she loves being around animals and nature. Also speaks Hindi.