Registration open for Feb 2nd Mongabay webinar: How to Cover Infrastructure

Are you interested in learning more about how to report on the impacts infrastructure projects have on the environment? Curious to learn about the role injunctions play in fighting projects, or the legal complexities around prior consultation with locals?

Logging road near Dola, Gabon. Photo credit: ZB / Mongabay.

Mongabay is hosting a webinar to give you guidance in your reporting on these topics and more.

Kicking off our free webinar series for journalists in 2023 is our webinar on ‘How to Cover Infrastructure’ featuring a panel of experts who have reported on, studied, and worked on issues related to infrastructure development and its impacts on the environment and local communities.

This webinar will focus on regions such as Southeast Asia and Latin America. Register here.

Event details

When: February 2nd 7 p.m EST/4 p.m PST

Where: Live on Mongabay’s YouTube Channel.

Register: Click here and tell a friend!

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The experts

Xavier Martinez is an environmental lawyer who has worked for several years to defend the human rights of Indigenous peoples and campesinos. He has worked at the Centro Mexicano de Derecho Ambiental, A.C. (CEMDA) since 2013. He has served as regional director of the Gulf of Mexico office (2013-2016) and is currently the operations director. His main line of work is the intersection between the right to a healthy environment and water, and the rights of Indigenous peoples and comparable communities.

Bill Laurance is a distinguished research professor at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia. He is also the founder and director of ALERT (Alliance of Leading Environmental Researchers & Thinkers) and a member of Mongabay’s advisory board. An environmental scientist whose work spans the tropical world, Laurance has written eight books and over 700 scientific and popular articles. He is currently Australia’s top-ranked researcher in ecology, evolution and environment, and ranked 6th globally.

Gerald Flynn is a British journalist based in Cambodia who focuses on long-form investigations of political, environmental and social issues. His work has appeared in Al Jazeera 101 East, Mongabay, and others. He is a rainforest investigations fellow at the Pulitzer Center where he recently reported on the proposal for a 1,400-megawatt dam project on the Mekong River.

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