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Media Training Workshop for developing country journalists

COP 19 media workshops



Doha, Qatar - 26 November- 7 December 2012

Qatar National Convention Centre


Media workshop

To coincide with UN Climate Change Talks in Doha, the UNFCCC Secretariat is organizing a two-week media training workshop as a capacity-building initiative for developing country journalists.

The workshop is jointly organized with Com+, the sustainable development communications alliance. It has been made possible through capacity-building support provided by Spanish and Norwegian Governments along with Com+,the sustainable development communications alliance.

The invited participants are journalists from Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The main topics covered are climate change science and key issues discussed by Parties in Doha

On 4 December, as part of its programme for Doha, the Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP)  will organize a Climate Communication Day with different panelists speaking on topics such as how to reach new audiences and climate change in the context of the social web. This event is open to all interested media; subject to capacity (registration is required).

The bulk of Com+ presentations are open to all developing country media on site, subject to space limitations.

For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Lucy Waruingi,

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 - Press 2

Adaptation: Loss and Damage

pdf-icon Loss & Damage: Evidence from the Front Lines (2361 kB)

How does the impact of climate change on society lead to loss and damage among vulnerable households? From Research to policy reflection to action!

Case study- The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative in five countries across three major regions (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Gambia, Kenya and Micronesia)

  • Discussion - questions and answers
Dr. Koko Warner, Scientific director, CDKN Loss and Damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative, UN University
Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director, International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)
Mr. Pa Ousman Jarful, Chair of the LDC Group at the UNFCCC Climate Negotiations
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 - Press 2


pdf-icon The Emissions Gap Report 2012 (933 kB) : Where do we need to be in 2020 and beyond?
What do countries need to do to make it happen?

  • Discussion - questions and answers
John Christensen, UNEP Riso Centre


How Costa Rica is becoming a zero CO2 society, and what lessons other countries can learn

  • Discussion/Questions and Answers
Monica Araya, Adviser, Climate Change Division, Costa Rican Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications
Thursday, 29 November 2012 - Press 2

Climate Change - Changing weather patterns

pdf-icon Where the Rain Falls: Climate Change, Food and Livelihood Security, and Migration (981 kB)

  • Discussion/Questions and Answers
Kevin Henry, Project Coordinator, Where the Rain Falls, CARE France
Dr. Koko Warner, Scientific Director, Where the Rain Falls, United Nations University
Ms. Tonya Rawe, Senior Policy Advocate, CARE USA
GEF and Climate Change
Robert Dixon, GEF Climate Change and Chemical Focal area
William Ehlers, GEF External Affairs
John Diamond, Senior Communications Officer, GEF
Friday, 30 November 2012 - Press 2

pdf-icon Protecting the Atmosphere : Opportunities and Challenges (based on the 2012 Global Environment Outlook-5) (2353 kB)
  • Discussion/Questions and Answerspdf-icon
    (533 kB)
Volodymir Demkine, Programme Officer, Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA), United Nations Environment Programme
Tuesday, 4 December 2012 - Doha – at North-western University

Climate Communications Day :New Approaches, New Audiences

To note : high Level segment starts in the afternoon

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 - Press 2

The negotiators' media clinic:

LDC Group
China - tbc
AOSIS - tbc

Discussion - questions and answers

Reporting on COP 18
Reports by workshop participants
pdf-icon Workshop programme (202 kB)