Journalism and Public Information Programme on New Threats

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is organizing a new course focused on crimes against the environment. The course, which will be held at the United Nations Campus in Turin on 21-22 January 2016, is tailored to journalists and chief information officers, as well as those who want to specialize in this area. This unique specialized opportunity aims to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of current environmental threats and associated issues such as sustainable development and human rights, offering also an opportunity to network with renowned international experts.
Given the many complex and interacting aspects, the course aims at deepening knowledge of environmental issues while also contributing to raise awareness and promoting a call for action to prevent crimes against the environment.

In particular, the course addresses:
Investigating Crimes against the Environment (course info)

Key topics include:
1.    Environmental governance and international environmental law
2.    Involvement of transnational organized crime in crimes against the environment
3.    Illicit trafficking of waste and hazardous material
4.    Environmental protection and sustainable development
5.    Corruption and crimes against the environment
6.    Climate justice
7.    Reporting on crimes against the environment
8.    Promoting environmental protection awareness

The lecturers are experienced international journalists, eminent scientists from nationally and internationally recognized academic and research institutions, as well as practitioners from international organizations dealing with environmental crimes, sustainable development and green governance.

Applications deadline: 30 November 2015 (23:00 CET)
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