As part of the Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) program, led this year by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) in partnership with the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, 20 CCMP Fellows, four trainers, and two Internews Fellows are attending the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from November 4 to November 12, 2021.
CCMP organizers believe that it is critical for journalists from low- and middle-income countries to have the opportunity to report live from COP26, which represents a pivotal moment in the global fight to combat climate change. But of course, this year it is more difficult than ever for them to attend because of Covid-related travel restrictions.
For climate and environmental journalists in our network reporting on the COP from afar, we’ll also have daily press broadcasts beginning on November 8th and on-ground updates from Glasgow. We’ll stream panel discussions and offer you virtual seats to our side event at the conference. Check out our list of resources and don’t miss our Fellows’ stories as they’re published in The Scotsman and in media outlets in their home countries — improving public awareness and engagement on climate change in regions that are often most vulnerable to climate impacts.
Note: In recognition of the emissions produced by air travel, the Earth Journalism Network has committed to purchasing carbon offsets to reduce its impact when staff and Fellows must travel as part of their work, which we believe is essential in this case. Although offsets may not be an ideal solution, we do carefully review and verify that the organizations from which we choose to procure them meet international standards. When possible, we aim to support projects in regions and communities where we regularly work. These efforts are in line with broader Internews' policy and commitment to the environment.
Stories from The Scotsman
Podcasts & Panel Discussions
Resources for Climate Journalists
- How to Cover COP26 — Covering Climate Now
- How to Gauge Success at COP26 in Glasgow | World Resources Institute (wri.org)
- Webinar: SEJ Webinar: The Time Is Now — A COP26 Primer for Journalists | SEJ
- Webinar: Press Briefing: Cop26 Goals and Stories to Tell — Covering Climate Now
- Webinar: Asia, Let’s Hangout and Get Set To Report on COP26 — climatetracker
- UNFCCC eHandbook. This guide seeks to provide a starting point for newcomers to help them see the “big picture” of the United Nations climate change regime, the science, and negotiation processes.
- CCMP Pre-COP Workshop Recording: The recording of the Pre-COP Workshop held on October 14th. Password is COP26-Glasgow
- Climate ABCD - Alignments, Blocs, Countries, Divisions
- Media toolkit for writing stories on climate change. Toolkit for journalists in Malaysia (and other ASEAN countries)
- Freelancer's guide to reporting on climate change - Freelance Journalism Assembly
What is COP26 and why does it matter?
- COP26 Explained | UK COP26
- What is COP and why does it matter? Your guide to the Glasgow climate summit | Climate Change News
- What is COP26? | Institute for Human Rights and Business
- What is COP26 and why is it important? | Chatham House
- COP26: What is the Glasgow climate conference and why is it important? | BBC
- How to cover COP26 | Covering Climate Now
- COP 26 Explained: What to know about the UN climate change conference
Background information and reports
- UNFCCC Newsroom
- COP26 Overall goals
- What is Climate Justice? - Carbon Brief
- COP Priorities for Africa - UN
- In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s sixth assessment report on climate science - Carbon Brief
- UN NDC Synthesis Report
- UK Government Push to "Consign Coal to History"
- Climate Action Tracker Global Update Sept 2021
- How to secure ambitious, just and equitable climate outcomes for vulnerable countries at COP26 and beyond - WRI Podcast
- Country Breakdown | Are Countries Providing Enough to the $100 Billion Climate Finance Goal? - WRI
- Real climate blog *Blog written by scientists on climate change issues
- Climate Progress News Barrel *Tool for communicators, journalists, experts and social leaders that pulls together stories of climate progress and impacts across the global economy, organized and updated in an open-access, searchable spreadsheet. Hosted by Camda, a community of data and analytical experts providing climate action information from regions, cities, businesses, investors and civil society.
- In-depth Q&A on ‘Article 6’ carbon markets (Carbon Brief)
- Sci-Line Quick Facts on Climate *SciLine is a free service for journalists and scientists based at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which dubs itself the "world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society." They have vetted the resources in their guide, so it's a quick way to add reliable information into your work.
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presentation by Jonathan Lynn, Head of Communications and Media Relations, IPCC
Internews / EJN Resources
- International treaties to tackle climate change | Earth Journalism Network
- Reporting on the international climate change negotiations | Earth Journalism Network
- The Paris Agreement | Earth Journalism Network
- Intergovernmental action on climate change | Earth Journalism Network
- Seven things every journalist should know about climate change | Earth Journalism Network
- UN Framework Convention on Climate Change | Earth Journalism Network
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change | Earth Journalism Network
- Webinar: Turn the Mic Around - Climate Journalism
- Tools for reporting: Fermin’s tips