COP16

Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and its partners brought one of the largest cohorts of international journalists to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) summit, COP16, in Cancun in November, 2010, linking the high-level global summit to the real impacts of climate change felt by millions around the world. Ten US journalists from various geographic markets in the United States were selected as 2010's Internews Earth Journalism Network Fellows.

In addition to sending the 10 US reporters to COP16, also joined two other organizations— Panos and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)—to bring 35 journalists from developing countries to report on the conference as part of the Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP). Since 2007, the CCMP has been organizing fellowships for developing country journalists to UNFCCC and other major events that they would otherwise be unable to attend. The CCMP aims to improve media coverage of climate change, and therefore increase public engagement in the issue with a focus on developing countries and especially in critically affected regions.

Program Team