Workshop for Journalists: Environment, Climate, and Sustainable Energy in South Caucasus

Non-governmental environmental organization and human rights defender Green Alternative is announcing an open call for candidates for an international workshop for journalists working in or covering the South Caucasus. Topics of the workshop will be sustainable energy, climate change, new renewable (wind and solar) energy, EU practices.

A 3-day intensive workshop will identify prospects or opportunities for the development of sustainable energy in the region, discuss the challenges of new renewable (wind and solar) energy, and address Climate Change Adaptation and its implementation issues in South Caucasus countries. The 2030 climate and energy framework will also be discussed. Trainers will explain the rules for renewables incentives in the EU, and share the experiences of Balkan and other European countries.

The goal is to strengthen understanding of environmental, energy and climate change developments, both in the region and internationally, and to promote further discussions.

The workshop will be conducted by qualified independent experts in the environmental and energy fields from the EU and South Caucasus, representatives from the sustainable energy private sector, and members of Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission.

English and Russian

Time and place:
The workshop will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia on February 25-27, 2019.

Journalists who work in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia or cover the South Caucasus region may apply. History of covering environment and/or energy, climate change is strongly desired, but not mandatory.

How to apply:
Please submit your short bio and a cover letter to  by February 8. In your cover letter please briefly describe how you would use the acquired knowledge in your future professional work.

Additional information:
15 journalists from South Caucasus will be selected. All expenses, including travel and accommodation, are covered by the organizer.
About Green Alternative: Association Green Alternative is a 20-year old non-profit working in Georgia on the environment, biological and cultural heritage. Green Alternative promotes economically sound and socially acceptable alternatives, establishing principles of environmental and social justice and upholding public access to information and decision-making processes. Priority areas include: energy; extractive industries; climate change; transport sector and environment; privatization and environment; biodiversity conservation; waste management; water management.