Climate News Network

Free journalist training workshop at COP21, Paris

Understanding climate change is at times a perplexing business. Communicating it is a considerable challenge, especially for those who might not have access to the latest scientific material or who find it difficult to follow the twists and turns of the negotiating process.

Journalists in the developing world might not have the resources or the opportunity to concentrate on climate change and the environment. Yet they often come from countries most affected by global warming, where the impact of climate change is already being felt.

It is crucial that journalists are able to follow the complexities of what is being negotiated in Paris and communicate the outcomes in clear and concise terms to their audiences back home.

Climate News Network is holding a three-day workshop from 1-3 December 2015 at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, designed to help journalists with the issues being negotiated and to navigate their way through the COP process.

The workshop is free, but places are limited.

Topics covered will include:

  • The latest science and the two degree target
  • ‘Following the money’
  • Looking for stories
  • Navigating the COP maze

See the full agenda here.

The workshop, which will be held in English, is designed primarily for journalists from the developing world who might be attending a COP for the first time. It will take place at the offices of the International New York Times in central Paris and at the COP21 Press Centre at Le Bourget.

Register here now to secure your place on the course.

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