Media seminar:

Working away at climate change

Reporting on the intersections of climate change, rights and labor

Free online seminar in English | 2–3 November 2022

Hosted by:




29 September, 13:00–17:00 CEST (UTC+2)



The hard truth is that most people spend the majority of their lives working, but due to climate change, occupation, location and financial rewards and are slipping increasingly out of control.  

In preparation for COP27, and in a time in which fact-based reporting must serve as a cornerstone of climate action, the Global Landscapes Forum and Pulitzer Center have prepared a two-day free online seminar for English-speaking journalists to better examine climate change through the lenses of the rights and labor of the most vulnerable populations. 

Join leading reporters, editors and researchers from around the world to learn about the regional and global impacts of climate change on health, migration, productivity and more. Be the first to hear of the latest advancement for Indigenous Peoples’ land rights as well as the rising concept that puts people at the center of novel economic frameworks. 

Participation in the seminar will afford interview opportunities with leading sources as well as an in-person or online ticket to the hybrid conference GLF Climate: Frontiers of Change, 11–12 November 2022 alongside COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh. See more information in the application form below. 


DAY 1 (2 NOVEMBER 2022 - 14:00-15:30 CET)

14:00 – 14:45

Panel: Toward healthier places of work in climate-stressed environments

Interaction: 15-minute Q&A at the end of the 30-minute panel

Three Pulitzer Center journalists will present and discuss investigations they are currently pursuing, focused on climate change’s impact on human health in places of work around the world. From climate-related conflict among farmers in the Upper Nile, to worker productivity under extreme heat in Qatar, to the dichotomous realities of flooding and drought in East Africa, the journalists will discuss the purpose of their stories and reporting mechanisms.  

Moderated by
15:00 – 15:25

Briefing: The launch of the Land Rights Standard

Interaction: 10minute Q&A at the end of the 15-minute briefing 

What began as a humble initiative for Indigenous leaders to voice their demands is this year being launched alongside COP27 at GLF Climate as a first-of-its-kind international standard for fair, just, inclusive and sustainable land rights for Indigenous, local and Afro-descendent peoples. Three years in the making, the Land Rights Standard saw the Rights and Resources Institute, in collaboration with the Indigenous Peoples Major Group and the Global Landscapes Forum, facilitate a drafting process led by more than 70 Indigenous and local groups and organizations from around the world. In this briefing, representatives will share how the standard was created and the impact it can achieve. 

Moderated by

DAY 2 (3 NOVEMBER 2022 - 14:00-15:30 CET)

14:00 – 14:45

Panel: Agile reporting on labor migrations

Interaction: 15-minute Q&A at the end of the 30-minute panel 

As climate change forces people away from their homes, workforces are interrupted and forced to adapt to incoming and outgoing populations, bringing massive market implications on global scale and upheaval at the local level. In this session, two Pulitzer Center journalists and an expert from the UN International Organization for Migration will share insights from some of the regions facing migration most – India, Iraq and Latin America and the Caribbean – to compare and contrast how environmental and cultural landscapes are handling climate migration. 

Moderated by
15:00 – 15:25

Briefing: The meaning of “stewardship”

Interaction: 10-minute Q&A at the end of the 15-minute briefing 

The concept of stewardship is engrained in history, but in the climate space, it’s being given a new lease on life as a term of the moment. From economic models to value chain frameworks to policy, stewardship is being looked to as the basis when revising relationships between humans and nature within existing global systems. But what are the origins of this term? Who is a steward? How has stewardship looked in the past, and in what forms should it take hold now? The briefing will acquaint journalists with what this term really means, how it can be protected from becoming jargon, and why it’s important in shaping narratives about the future. 

Moderated by
  • Senior Associate
    Center for International Forestry Research Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

How to apply

This online seminar is open to English-speaking journalists reporting on climate change and sustainable development, currently collaborating with a media outlet(s) of global, national or regional reach. It will gather journalists who share a passion for learning and raising awareness about the environment and want to dig deeper into its intersection with rights and labor. 

We can only accept a limited number of participants. Therefore, we encourage you to:  

  • Be very precise with the information you will provide in the application form below. 
  • Share the most recent and/or relevant content that you have produced. 
  • Attend the four sessions offered in the seminar.   

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gabrielle Lipton ( and Kelly Quintero ( 

The applicants will be informed of their selection by 31 October.


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Theresa Loeffler

Theresa Loeffler

Forestry Officer, FAO Forestry Division



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Engagement and Growth Coordinator