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June 9, 2022

10:00-11:15 AM EDT

Workshop: Investigating Rainforest Supply Chains

Holeman Lounge

The Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN) is leading collaborative, transnational journalism to uncover the causes of the uninterrupted destruction of the planet's major tropical rainforests: the Amazon, the Congo Basin and Southeast Asia. In this workshop, Andrew Lehren from NBC's investigative unit, Manuela Andreoni, a reporter in Brazil for the New York Times, and Karol Ilagan from the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, will go behind the scenes of their reporting on powerful supply chains that connect remote areas of the Amazon and Southeast Asia with major U.S. and European carmakers and fashion brands.

The journalists will demonstrate how they used satellite images, traceability data, and public and confidential documents to follow commodities from cattle ranches and forest plantations through a host of intermediaries to major retailers in the U.S and Europe. They will address issues of source protection, data limitations and cross-disciplinary work.

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This session is for in-person attendees only. It will not be live-streamed, but a recording will be available after the event. This session will take place in English only.


11:15-11:30 AM EDT

"Lightning" Talk by Ian Urbina

Holeman Lounge

“Lightning” talk by Ian Urbina, award-winning former New York Times correspondent and now Founder and Director of The Outlaw Ocean Project, a non-profit news organization that reports on environmental and human rights abuses at sea. He will detail the global reporting behind his upcoming podcast series.

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This session is for in-person attendees only. It will not be live-streamed, but a recording will be available after the event. This session will take place in English only.


12:30-2:15 PM EDT

Welcome & Plenary Session

Ballroom

Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer will open the conference with a general welcome and remarks on why climate is such a vital part of the Center’s work. The lunch plenary session will include colleagues from across the globe introducing the next exciting development in our rainforest activities: innovative education and outreach initiatives aimed at taking our rainforest journalism to the broadest possible audience. The plenary session will also include one of the student winners from our “Fighting Words” poetry project and representatives of our university Reporting Fellows program.

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This session is for in-person attendees only. It will not be live-streamed, but a recording will be available after the event. This session will take place in English only.


2:30-3:45 PM EDT

Concurrent Sessions (3)

Each session will be livestreamed and recorded to Youtube. Recordings will be available after the event.

Climate & Labor | Hot Times: Climate Change in Every Workplace

Conference Rooms

Labor and climate experts in some of the most affected countries discuss how and why climate coverage rarely focuses on work issues. They examine the issues and how best to report on the risks. Featuring:

Special thanks to the Laudes Foundation for their support of our work on the intersection of climate and labor.

Live translation into Spanish, Portuguese, French, and bahasa Indonesian are only available via Zoom. If you would like to access these services, you must register by clicking the button below. Sessions will take place in English unless otherwise noted.


Religion & Climate | Religion, COVID-19, and Deforestation in the Amazon [Spanish]

1st Amendment

For centuries, incursions of different religions in the Amazon have raised issues around the conservation of identity, Indigenous beliefs and practices, and nature in the world’s largest rainforest. In this panel, Pulitzer Center grantees from Peru and Brazil will discuss the role of organized religion at a time of record-high deforestation, a devastating global pandemic, and the expansion of evangelical churches in the Amazon. Featuring:

Special thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation for their support of our work related to religion and spirituality.

Live translation into Spanish, Portuguese, French, and bahasa Indonesian are only available via Zoom. If you would like to access these services, you must register by clicking the button below. Sessions will take place in English unless otherwise noted.


Gender & Climate | Women on the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis

Holeman Lounge

Around the world, women are often the first to suffer the negative impacts of climate change in their communities, from food and housing insecurity to cultural customs that deny women their independence. Women are also increasingly on the front lines of fighting for both climate and gender justice. Join a group of international journalists highlighting the relationship between climate change and women. Featuring:

Special thanks to the PIMCO Foundation for their support of our work on on issues related to gender equality and the economic empowerment of vulnerable girls and women.

Live translation into Spanish, Portuguese, French, and bahasa Indonesian are only available via Zoom. If you would like to access these services, you must register by clicking the button below. Sessions will take place in English unless otherwise noted.


4:00-5:15 PM EDT

Concurrent Sessions (3)

Each session will be livestreamed and recorded to Youtube. Recordings will be available after the event.

Climate & Labor | Making It Work: Revealing the Climate/Labor Story

Conference Rooms

How can editors and reporters frame stories around climate change and labor risks—and how can they get buy-in to begin with? Do newsrooms need a team to cover climate change with an eye on economic costs? Is there a way to examine the divide between historically industrial economies and emerging economies? Featuring:

Special thanks to the Laudes Foundation for their support of our work on the intersection of climate and labor.

Live translation into Spanish, Portuguese, French, and bahasa Indonesian are only available via Zoom. If you would like to access these services, you must register by clicking the button below. Sessions will take place in English unless otherwise noted.


Religion & Climate | Spirituality, Culture, and Climate

1st Amendment

What are the intersections between spirituality, culture, and climate? How does the notion of stewardship differ across regions, and how is it similar? Journalists from around the world consider these questions in the context of their reporting. Featuring:

Special thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation for their support of our work related to religion and spirituality.

Live translation into Spanish, Portuguese, French, and bahasa Indonesian are only available via Zoom. If you would like to access these services, you must register by clicking the button below. Sessions will take place in English unless otherwise noted.


Gender & Climate | Women on the Move: Teaching Gender, Climate, and Migration

Holeman Lounge

The Pulitzer Center is dedicated to connecting teachers and students with underreported news stories and the journalists who cover them. "Women on the Move," a National Geographic feature, documents the life-changing and often perilous journeys of eight female migrants through photography and print journalism. Join journalists and educators to learn how the Center amplified this project in classrooms around the country. Featuring:

Special thanks to the PIMCO Foundation for their support of our work on on issues related to gender equality and the economic empowerment of vulnerable girls and women.

Live translation into Spanish, Portuguese, French, and bahasa Indonesian are only available via Zoom. If you would like to access these services, you must register by clicking the button below. Sessions will take place in English unless otherwise noted.

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