UNFCCC has been trying to reach an agreement to fight against climate change, collaborating with its member countries through Conference of Parties (CoP) each year since 1995. The IPCC has been binding millions of page of reports on climate change. However, scientific messages on climate change and political negotiation has yet to reach a billion of the world’s population.
Panos, Internews and the IIED understand that media is a powerful tool that can reach those in the ‘bottom billion’.
The aim of this project lies in this: to improve media coverage, journalist participation and public engagement on climate change to save our planet.
Improve media coverage and public debate on climate change in the developing world.
- Increase the capacity of journalists to produce greater quality and volume of climatic reporting
- Raise levels of public awareness and debate
- Mainstreaming climate change tools in media industry
- Widen discussions to include marginalised people
- Create opportunities for journalists to build networks and develop better climate reporting through CoP reporting
The CCMP provides up to 40 fellowships a year to journalists:
- Working in climate risk associated countries
- Interested in and committed to the environment and climate change in particular
- Well positioned to reach the wider public and multiply their learning back home
- With commitment and enthusiasm
The CCMP is committed to promote females in climate change reporting
- Women are encouraged to apply (See our gender statement)
- Journalists from Least Developed Countries and countries most vulnerable to climate change are represented
Growing demand for CCMP support is clear from the increase in applicant numbers:
- Bali – 185 applicants
- Poznan – 390 applicants
- Copenhagen – 600 applicants
Highlights of the CCMP Programme
- ‘Media Clinic’ panel discussions
- Communicating climate change debates
- Editorial mentoring support
- CCMP website
- Workshops – understanding climate change science and negotiations
- Rosters of experts, reports and events
- Reporting from the field
Volumes of reporting, 2009-10
- On average each journalist produced 14 stories
- In total over 900 stories have been produced around two summits
The CCMP encourages quality reporting which gives human interest to stories by:
- Connecting understanding about international climate change policy with local climatic realities
- Accessing marginalised voices
- Giving journalists the experience of reporting from up-country
- Widening the number and kinds of stakeholders cited in stories
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