Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and its Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) is bringing a cohort of international journalists to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) summit, COP20, in Lima in December, 2014, linking the high-level global summit to the real impacts of climate change felt by millions around the world.
The CCMP has been organizing fellowships since 2007 for developing country journalists to UNFCCC and other major events that they would otherwise be unable to attend. We aim to improve media coverage of climate change, and thereby increase public engagement on climate-related issues. The CCMP has traditionally had a focus on supporting journalists from developing countries, especially those in critically affected regions.
This year, with the summit being held in Peru, we've concentrated on bringing journalists from Latin America, although among our group of a dozen participants we'll also have Fellows China, India and Nepal. Funding for this year's program comes from the European Climate Foundation, the Marisla Foundation, the Skoll Global Threats Fund and the Flora Family Foundation.