Rod Harbinson Head of Environment , Panos London

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Communicating climate change. Rod Harbinson Head of Environment , Panos London The problem. Central concentration. Causes Emissions Solutions Scientific knowledge Policy development. The challenge. Communication - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Rod HarbinsonHead of Environment, Panos climate change

  • The problemCentral concentration

    CausesEmissions Solutions Scientific knowledge Policy development

  • Communication

    Rapid up-scaling of public understanding, awareness and inclusion in creating solutions

    The challenge

  • Building skills and knowledge

    about the issues and journalismJust 11% of the 1500 journalists accredited to the Bali summit were from developing countries

  • Climate Change Media Partnership Panos, Internews and IIED Climate Change Media PartnershipImprove media coverage and public debate on climate change in the developing world

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bali 185 applicants

    Poznan 390 applicants

    Copenhagen 593 applicants

    Growing demand

  • 69 fellows over two yearsGender split 30 Female39 MaleFrom 53 countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America

    19 fellows selected from 13 Least Developed Countries

    Fellowship profile

  • 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

  • What is the story?

    Connecting understanding about international policy with local realities Accessing marginalised voicesGiving journalists the experience of reporting from up-countryWidening 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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