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Media Training Workshop

Accra, 24 to 27 August 2008

The Media Training Workshop seeks to raise awareness of the climate change issue and the UNFCCC process among the media, especially those from developing countries. The workshop is made possible through support of the Government of Denmark and the World Bank, and with the cooperation of UNEP, UNDP, UNCCD, IEA and WBCSD, and, the UNFCCC secretariat. The venue of the workshop is in the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on the ground floor "media information section" in the press conference room (meeting room, no.4 ). All media on location are invited to attend the workshop, subject to availability of space.

The topics that will be discussed at the Accra media workshop comprise the science of climate change, the history and present status of UN climate change negotiations and issues relating to the central building blocks of the Copenhagen agreement which will follow on the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol.

The workshop proceedings will be webcast on the internet "live" and on "demand". The webcast presentations and documentation are distributed for educational purposes only.

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Related documents
pdf-icon final program (128 kB) (23 August 2008)

Session 1. Overview of science of climate change and climate change impacts in developing countries
Session 2. History and present status of negotiations and overview of science of climate change
Session 3. Financing - overall requirements for Copenhagen
Session 4. Adaptation—Overview + examples of Adaptation technology and funding
Session 5. Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in developing countries
  • pdf-icon Introduction to the CDM (440 kB)
    Neeta Hooda, UNFCCC
  • Expanding the reach of CDM in developing countries, e.g. Africa
    Nick Nuttall, UNEP

Session 6. Mitigation—REDD + Sector-specific Approaches

Session 7. Technology Overview / Technology - private sector
Reporting on the Accra Climate Change Talks
Reports by workshop participants