Introduction to Climate Change

  • To provide an introduction for climate journalism, climate science, and the IPCC report.


18 June 2022


  • Climate Change 101 - Water and Water Governance by Dr Salmah Zakaria. She is currently a fellow from Academy Sciences of Malaysia (ASM) and was previously the Director General of National Water Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM). Her presentation drew on her extensive experience and touched on the science behind water governance, climate change impacts, and Water Sector Transformation 2040 (WST2040).

a. Speaker materials :

i. Climate Change 101 - Water and Water Governance

ii. NAHRIM : Climate Change  Adaptation Framework for Water Sectors                                


  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - IPCC report sharing by Dr Zalina Zaiton. She is known for her contribution to the IPCC AR6 report as one of the coordinating lead authors for Chapter 16: Key Risks across Sectors and Regions, of the Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability). Her presentation introduced the IPCC report and its working groups and how to correctly source from the reports.

a. Speaker materials :

i. An Overview on IPCC Report



  • Communicating Climate Change by Dr Sharina Halim. She is one of the lead authors for two IPCC reports and is currently the senior lecturer at the Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Her presentation touched on the importance of journalists in acting as the bridge to communicate and deliver reliable news to the public despite the hurdles journalists face. She also provided journalists with beneficial fact sheets and FAQs to help them in  pursuing more climate stories.

a. Speaker materials :

i. Communicating Climate Change


ii. Reporting Extreme Weather and Climate Change :  A guide for  journalists

iii. The Problem with the Climate Change Journalism in Malaysia