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The global news agency Agence France Presse (AFP) voluntarily takes up this issue to educate the colleague journalists as well as writers and the society in general, in form of online training course called “Verifying Climate Claims” : the 45 minutes free course is designed to empower journalists and practitioners in assessing both climate misinformation — defined as unintentional inaccuracies — and climate disinformation, which are deliberate falsehoods that promote a specific agenda. Both are on the rise as news about climate change, its far-reaching impacts, and potential solutions become more prominent. The course is designed in a video to help people get up to speed fast, with a variety of multimedia elements — videos, examples, tips, and quizzes — making it dynamic and impactful and it is available in four languages: English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. A certificate is provided upon completion.
AFP journalist Gaelle Faure says in the video of this training to deceptive climate claims, including greenwashing, and techniques to assess their accuracy. It is expected journalists, writers and society learn how to evaluate statements for fact-checking which is provided with recommended sources for doing so. Second, to undermine efforts to limit and to mitigate the damage which is a threat to human health and life. Followed by climate action issue, which is needed now, and sowing doubt about climate change further delays action and can contribute to bad decisions.
Verifying Climate Claims” identifies common sources for climate falsehoods, including politicians, industry lobbyists, and climate-skeptic “think tanks.” Importantly, sometimes well-meaning individuals also unintentionally spread climate misinformation. Gaelle Faure emphasized “journalists and writers to play crucial role in verifying the accuracy of climate-related claims before reporting them and reporting on instances of climate misinformation. It is expected to assist the public to make informed decisions based on evidence.
Tisande joins CCNow applauds AFP for its leadership in helping train fellow journalists, writers, and society in general by providing accurate reporting on climate change and supporting journalism excellence. By developing this course and sharing it free of charge, AFP has armed journalists with a powerful new tool to navigate the complexities of climate reporting. Bravo!