Sources indicate that the CCMP has taken over 350 journalists from the developing nations to the biannual UN Climate conference since its inception in 2007.
Journalists worldwide have been able to cover the climate talks for their home audiences while also benefiting from working alongside experienced climate journalists and gaining a multifaceted understanding of the actions countries are taking—or not taking—to address climate change’s global impact.
With this purpose in mind, the CCMP Reporting Fellowship for 2021 intends to bring up to 20 journalists from developing nations, including 12 journalists from the Asia-Pacific region, to cover COP 26 in person if circumstances allow.
Despite the uncertainty around the practical details of this year’s conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CCMP organizers believe that it is critical for journalists representing diverse countries—and especially those from the Global South—to have the opportunity to attend and cover COP26, if possible.
The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The UK is committed to working with all countries and joining forces with civil society, companies, and people on the frontline of climate change to inspire climate action ahead of COP26.