Coping with Climate Change and Energy Security: The Role of Media

Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia-Pacific (RECAP) and KAS Cambodia

RECAP has conducted a several days training seminar for Cambodian Journalists on the topic of climate change and energy security. The findings of the field work will be presented and discussed on the 8th of December at Meta House.


The event at Meta House will be jointly organized by KAS RECAP and KAS Cambodia. Free Participation! Register now under: Van.Chhim@kas.de

Needless to say that climate change and energy security belong to the most challenging and pressing issues of today´s world. For several decades, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has been supporting the training of journalists in Asia to contribute to an open and critical reporting.

Professional and well-engaged media are a key for civic engagement in society. This is particularly true when it comes to combatting the causes of climate change, adaptation or the change in energy supply. Especially local media should trigger a debate on the challenges and the opportunities to restrict global warming by changing the current patterns of production and consumption.

Set in this context RECAP has conducted a several days training seminar for Cambodian journalists in September 2016. During the seminar, national and international practitioners has introduced concepts, tools and techniques to report on climate change and energy security. To apply these new knowledge each participant, together with an experienced journalist, has conducted field studies on related topics and has written a report.

Three stories on climate change will be presented at Meta House, among them the topic of public transport, plastic bags and green buildings. After the presentation, a panel discussion on the role of media in coping with climate change and energy security will take place. On the panel will be H.E. Khieu Kanharith, the Minister of Information, and renowned media and climate change experts as well as journalists.

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Meta House, Phnom Penh


René Gradwohl

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Head of Kas office in Cambodia

rene.gradwohl@kas.de +855 23 996 170 +855 23 213 364
September 23 - 25, 2016
Climate Change and Energy Security in Southeast Asia