October 05, 2016
KARACHI - The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has announced a Climate Change Award for media persons for producing quality content on various aspects of climate change, The News reported Wednesday.
“The CPNE is determined to increase awareness of reporters, subeditors and other media persons regarding climate change finance in Pakistan,” the paper quoted Amir Mahmood, vice president of the CPNE, Sindh Chapter, as saying. He was speaking at a focus group discussion on ‘Strengthening Governance of Climate Change Finance’ at the CPNE Secretariat.
Senior editors, environmental experts and reporters attended the event. It was the third focus group discussion after Lahore and Islamabad on Governance of Climate Change Finance, which is being supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is aimed at enhancing awareness of media persons, especially reporters, on climate change in Pakistan.
Several other editors, including Daily Express editor Tahir Najmi, Zahida Abbassi, Naseer Hashmi, Maqsood Yousufi, also attended the focus group discussion. Known environmentalists Muhammad Anis Danish and Rafiul Haq also attended the discussion as consultants.
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