Journalists Are Vital in Educating Public on Climate Change

Sep 172008

Knight International Journalism Fellow Arul Louis discusses media and climate change with Dr. R.K. Pachauri, director-general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a New Delhi-based organization that focuses on sustainable development. On Aug. 31, Dr. Pachauri was reelected chairman of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The panel, which Dr. Pachauri has led since 2002, shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

Knight International's Louis has been working with TERI to create new online resources for media. With TERI and other partners, he is leading innovative environmental programs for regional journalists in local languages. He also has helped the Indo-Asian News Service expand its environmental coverage.