(VOV) - A training course opened in Hanoi on March 20 to provide information and improve the professional skills of journalists working in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The three-day event is jointly held by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Towards Transparency (TT) and the Center of Environmental Training and Communication (CETAC).
The course attracted the participation of media workers from various press agencies and representatives from the General Department of Forestry and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, as well as leading scholars and scientists from Vietnam and abroad.
Over the course of the training, journalists will improve their reporting skills and learn updated information about the UN-funded program to reduce emissions from forest deforestation and degradation (REDD).
They will also take a field trip to the northwestern province of Son La and hold working sessions with local authorities, agencies, businesses and the community to get better understanding of payment for environmental services (PES).
According to a recent CIFOR survey, reports on environmental issues in Vietnam are limited in both quantity and quality, mainly due to the lack of updated information and the poor skills of a number of media workers.
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