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Media Training Workshop for developing country journalists

Poznań, 8 to 12 December 2008
Poznań International Fair - Hall 8A/First Floor - Meeting Room "Kite"

The media training workshop is a capacity building initiative targeting developing country journalists. The workshop in Poznań is made possible through capacity building support provided by the Government of Norway and Com+, an alliance of communicators for sustainable development Other collaborating organizations are World Bank, UNEP, GEF, UNDP, UNCCD, UNISDR, IEA, WBCSD,Climate Change Media Partnership, Globescan, and the UNFCCC secretariat.

The topics that will be discussed at the Poznań workshop comprise the science of climate change, the history and present status of UN climate change negotiations, and how the intergovernmental process on climate change works. Other topics to be covered relate to the central building blocks of the Copenhagen agreement. These building blocks are mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions), adaptation (adjusting to the inevitable effects of climate change), finance and technology. As part of the mitigation building block, special attention will be given to the issue of long-term emissions reduction, and review of the mechanisms such as clean development mechanisms (CDM), joint implementation (JI) and emissions trading. A further focus will be on the issue of risk management and risk reduction strategies.

The workshop presentations and documentation are distributed for educational purposes only.

For questions regarding the media training workshop, please contact press(at)

COP 14 Media Training Team

Session 1. What happens at United Nations climate change conference?
pdf-icon Organizing a United Nations climate change conference – how it all comes together (674 kB) , Salwa Dallalah, Coordinator, Conference Affairs Services, UNFCCC
pdf-icon Getting your way around UN climate change negotiations - what journalists should know and have, to be effective (39 kB) , John Hay, Media Relations Officer, UNFCCC
Session 2. Overview of Kyoto Protocol (KP) mechanisms
pdf-icon Background and status to date of the (KP) market based mechanisms (CDM/JI/emissions trading), and the role of the carbon market? (1557 kB) – David Abbass, UNFCCC
pdf-icon Second Review of the Kyoto Protocol under its Article 9 – what does this mean? (309 kB) – Stelios Pesmajoglou
Session 3. Shared vision for cooperative action: long term cooperative action on climate change, now, up to and beyond 2010
Long term cooperative action on climate change, now, up to and beyond 2010, Thomas Becker, Danish Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Climate and Energy
pdf-icon Financing in the context of carbon markets, carbon finance, and flexible mechanisms (290 kB) , Jari Vayrynen, Senior Environmental Specialist, World Bank
pdf-icon Presentation on status of negotiations - “Half way mark in the negotiations on the road to Copenhagen” (243 kB) by Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
Session 4. Adaptation: risk management and risk reduction strategies
pdf-icon The link between disasters and climate change, and how disaster risk reduction is a solution to adapt to climate change (324 kB) , Silvia Llosa, UN Inter-Agency Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
pdf-icon Risk management and adaptation (460 kB) , Bo Lim, UNDP, Principal Technical Adviser, Climate Change Adaptation, Environment and Energy Group
pdf-icon Sharing experiences on risk and disaster management at the country level, UNCCD National focal point from Gambia (318 kB) - Jato S. Sillah, Director of Forestry, Ministry of Fisheries, Natural Resources and the Environment
Session 5. Technology cooperation: through cooperation on research and development on new technologies, demonstration, deployment and diffusion of existing technologies
pdf-icon Long-term strategy for the development and transfer of technologies beyond 2012 (142 kB) , Vladimir Hecl, UNFCCC
pdf-icon Directing human creative and financial resources towards technology development and innovation (747 kB) - how governments can shape private research and development, George Weyerhaeuser, WBCSD
Session 6. Mitigation potentials and ranges of emission reduction targets objectives
pdf-icon Energy Strategies for Cost Effective Mitigation: Lessons from IEA Analysis (485 kB) , Richard Bradley, Head of IEA’s Energy Efficiency and Environment Division
Reporting on the Poznań Climate Change Conference
Reports by workshop participants
Related Documents
pdf-icon Workshop programme (206 kB)