SEJ Webinar: All Life, Great and Small — Covering Biodiversity and Climate

Event Date: 
October 13, 2021
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All Life, Great and Small: Covering Biodiversity
Wednesday, October 13, 2021   |   3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
All journalists welcome!

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Human activity is fraying the interdependent, biological webs that support all life. Can we reverse course? During Part I of the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), SEJ and the UN Foundation are  bringing together biodiversity experts and journalists to discuss what to watch for as the international science community seeks to protect — and maybe even repair — our damaged ecosystems as the climate changes. Against the backdrop of the international 30x30 Initiative, the ongoing struggle of Indigenous peoples to protect their homelands and rapidly increasing species extinction, we have to ask: what next?

This webinar is the third in a series providing journalists with background, tools and tips on covering the latest in climate change science and its connections to other global priorities. Join us on October 13 from 3-4PM ET for an introduction to the latest in biodiversity.

Also: SEJ is exploring launching a peer-to-peer support network for reporters covering biodiversity. Are you a journalist interested in learning more? Sign up for more information.


  • Sharon Guynup, Independent Journalist, National Geographic Explorer and Global Fellow, The Wilson Center


  • David Ainsworth, Information Officer, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Debra Krol, Indigenous Affairs Reporter – Climate, Culture & Commerce, The Arizona Republic
  • Thomas Lovejoy, "the Godfather of Biodiversity;" President, Amazon Biodiversity Center; Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation; and Professor, Environmental Science and Policy Department, George Mason University
  • Kyle Whyte, George Willis Pack Professor of Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

SEJ is grateful for the UN Foundation's support of this #SEJ2021 webinar series. Watch part one, "The Future Is Here — Climate Science and Covering the IPCC 6th Assessment Report." Watch part two, "Food and Farming in a Warming World." Watch part four, "The Time Is Now: A COP26 Primer for Journalists."

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