Green to Greenbacks: Covering the Business of Climate Change

May 292008

Climate change is not all about looming disasters. It's also about business: There's money to be made in helping fight the effects of climate change under programs known as clean development mechanism. Just one element, carbon markets, generated trades worth $64 billion (or about Rs 2,560 billion). The Energy Resources Institute and the Knight International Journalism Fellowships Program of the International Center for Journalists organized a seminar for business and environment reporters and editors on this complex subject. The first program for the media in India on business aspects of climate change, the seminar featured academics as well as market, finance and business professionals. Indo-Asian News Service was the media partner for the event.