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Story Grants to Report on South Africa’s Pathways to Net Zero

Organisation: Earth Journalism Network

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism

Funding Size: €1,000

Deadline: 20/02/2023

  • Eligibility Criteria:
    – Applications are open to journalists from print, television, online and/or radio, with a demonstrated track record of producing incisive, in-depth stories.
    – Groups of journalists are eligible.
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: South Africa
  • Application language: English

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering reporting grants to journalists in South Africa to support the production of in-depth stories on South Africa’s Pathways to Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions.

This grant call is part of EJN’s Pathways to Net Zero in India and South Africa project. The project aims to increase the quality and quantity of net zero-related stories in the media, and build the capacity of journalists to improve their coverage of related topics.

EJN welcomes unique story ideas that focus on:

  • Socio-economic challenges and opportunities to achieving net zero,
  • Sectoral plans and policies in industries like transport, electricity, automotive, fuel, mining, agriculture and manufacturing;
  • Finance and capital investments, available and suitable technologies, and infrastructure;
  • Areas of potential growth and development in a green economy
  • Gender, and minorities most affected by potential disruption to decarbonization efforts.

Journalists may explore in-depth features on labor and communities on the fringes of high-emitting industries; data journalism projects on energy, finance, and markets, as well as stories that highlight opportunities for previously disadvantaged groups and local economies.

See here to learn more and apply.

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