Rod Harbinson Head of Environment, Panos London Communicating climate change

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  • Rod Harbinson Head of Environment, Panos London Communicating climate change
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  • The problem Central concentration Causes Emissions Solutions Scientific knowledge Policy development
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  • Communication Rapid up-scaling of public understanding, awareness and inclusion in creating solutions The challenge
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  • Building skills and knowledge about the issues and journalism Just 11% of the 1500 journalists accredited to the Bali summit were from developing countries
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  • Climate Change Media Partnership Panos, Internews and IIED Climate Change Media Partnership Improve media coverage and public debate on climate change in the developing world
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  • Objectives Increase the capacity of journalists to produce greater quality and volume of reporting Raise levels of public awareness and debate Widen discussions to include marginalised people Create opportunities for journalists to build networks
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  • 40 fellowships a year Working journalists in non-industrialised countries Interest in environment and climate change in particular Well positioned to reach the wider public and multiply their learning back home Commitment and enthusiasm Women are encouraged to apply Representation of Least Developed Countries
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  • Bali 185 applicants Poznan 390 applicants Copenhagen 593 applicants Growing demand
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  • 69 fellows over two years Gender split 30 Female 39 Male From 53 countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America 19 fellows selected from 13 Least Developed Countries Fellowship profile
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  • Highlights of the CCMP Programme Media Clinic panel discussions Communicating climate change debate Editorial mentoring support CCMP website Workshops - understanding climate change science and negotiations Rosters of experts, reports and events Reporting from the field On average each journalist has produced 14 stories In total over 900 stories have been produced around two summits
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  • What is the story? Connecting understanding about international policy with local realities Accessing marginalised voices Giving journalists the experience of reporting from up-country Widening the number and kinds of stakeholders in media debates Advocating to editors for more coverage of climate change issues How to give it human interest?
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