WFD Georgia launches knowledge products to enhance climate reporting in Georgian media
Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) Georgia, with the support of UKAID, is proud to announce the launch of a series of knowledge products aimed at empowering Georgian media representatives in covering environmental and climate-related issues. Developed under the program "Advancing Environmental Protection, Climate Change and Democratic Resilience in Georgia: Phase 2," these resources are designed to foster the dissemination of the latest scientific data and predictions, ultimately contributing to public awareness and debate on the pressing climate crisis.
Recognising the influential role of media in shaping public attitudes, the WFD Georgia has meticulously tailored these knowledge products to address the needs and challenges faced by journalists and media representatives in Georgia. The following six media knowledge products and briefings have been developed:
- Environmental and climate change stakeholders mapping: Provides an overview of key stakeholders involved in environmental and climate change initiatives in Georgia, facilitating a comprehensive understanding of the landscape.
- The impact of climate change on the environment and its connection to natural hazards: Explores the interplay between climate change and natural hazards, shedding light on the consequences of environmental changes and their implications for Georgia's landscape.
- Climate change and environment: knowledge map: Offers a structured overview of essential knowledge and concepts related to climate change and its impact on the environment, equipping media representatives with a solid foundation for their reporting.
- How should media talk about climate change: Provides guidance on effective communication strategies for media professionals when reporting on climate change, enabling accurate and engaging storytelling to resonate with the public.
- Climate Change and Social Inequalities: Examines the intersection of climate change and social inequalities, highlighting the disproportionate impact of environmental challenges on vulnerable communities and promoting a more inclusive and equitable climate discourse.
- Myth-busting in energy and climate change: Debunks common misconceptions and myths surrounding energy and climate change, enabling media representatives to counter misinformation and provide accurate information to the public.
These resources will contribute to enhancing the quality and reliability of climate reporting in Georgia, equipping media professionals with evidence-based information and insights. By amplifying the coverage of environmental and climate issues, the WFD Georgia aims to foster a more informed public discourse and contribute to the overall resilience of Georgian society in the face of climate challenges.
It is important to note that while these knowledge products are developed within the framework of the WFD Georgia's program, they do not necessarily represent the views of WFD or the UK Government. The responsibility for the content lies solely with the authors.
Advancing Environmental Protection, Climate Change and Democratic Resilience in Georgia programme’s approach and actions are underpinned by the key principles of environmental democracy. This 3-year programme aims to enable sustainable change in environmental protection, climate resilience and democratic governance in Georgia. It supports various national and local stakeholders in delivering the new climate change and other green-focused legislation and policies, enhances the enabling environment in favor of low-carbon development alternatives and supports strengthening the evidence-base in favor of these outcomes.
WFD contact person for media inquiries: Marie Kikvadze, MEL and Communications Officer,