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Media Training Workshop for developing country journalists

To coincide with UN Climate Change Talks in Lima, the UNFCCC Secretariat in collaboration with UNEP via its REGATTA programme and EUROCLIMA, a regional cooperation programme between the European Union and Latin America, is organizing a two-week media training workshop as a capacity-building initiative for developing country journalists.

The invited participants are journalists from Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean will be following the negotiations and writing media stories. The main topics covered at the media workshop include climate change science, mitigation, adaptation, technology, role of the markets, voluntary carbon offsets, funding climate action, and national action. The bulk of presentations are open to all media on site, subject to space limitations.

For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Lucy Waruingi,

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Monday, 1 December 2014


Press conference room 1

Joint opening press conference: UNFCCC Executive Secretary and COP Presidency

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

09:30 -10:30h

Press Conference room 2

pdf-icon Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) (1646 kB)


Jukka Uosukainen, Director, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN)

Jason Spensley, Climate Technology Manager, CTCN

Discussion/Questions and Answers

Press Conference room 2

15:30 -16:30h

pdf-icon The role of markets in combating climate change (1933 kB)


Dirk Forrister, President and CEO, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

  • Discussion/Questions and Answers

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Press Conf. room 2


pdf-icon The Emissions Gap Report (1411 kB)


Bert Metz, Climate policy expert, UN IPCC Mitigation co-chair for TAR & AR4, Advisor with European Climate Foundation

John Christensen, Head of the UNEP DTU Partnership (formerly UNEP Risø Centre (URC)
pdf-icon Energy Efficiency – the short term option (1829 kB)

  • Discussion - questions and answers

Side Event
Venue tbc
11:30 – 13:00h

  • "GCF Open Forum -- Engaging with the Green Climate Fund, Preparing Projects"

Venue - tbc

Round table - International Voluntary Carbon Offsetting

How Should Governments Support Voluntary Carbon Offsetting to Scale and Accelerate Climate Action?"


  • Discussion/Questions and Answers

Thursday, 4 December

Voices for Climate – Vivero Auditorium

12:00 – 13:30h

EUROCLIMA: Latin American - European Union Joint responses to climate change in the region

Press Conference room 2

09.30 – 10.30h

Funding Climate Actions

pdf-icon Introduction to NAMAs (100 kB)
pdf-icon NAMAs registry status (576 kB)
pdf-icon Climate Change and Finance (950 kB)


CDM/NAMAS, Philipp Hauser, Vice President Carbon Markets, GDF SUEZ Energy Latin America

Results-based financing; with focus on World Bank's Carbon Initiative for Development (Ci-Dev), Klaus Oppermann, Sr.Carbon Finance Specialist, Climate Policy and Finance Department, World Bank

NAMAS registry, UNFCCC

  • Discussion/Questions and Answers

Press Conf. room 2

15:30 – 16:30 h

CCAC-Short Lived Climate Pollutants

pdf-icon CCAC Lima (642 kB)
pdf-icon CCAC Chile (7751 kB)


Helena Molin Valdes , Head of the Secretariat of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC)

National application of mitigation options for short-lived climate pollutants, by Vice Minister, Marcelo Mena Carrasco, Ministry of Environment of Chile, and Co-Chair CCAC

Scientific underpinnings of short-lived climate pollutants and why we have to act now, by Durwood Zaelke, Director of the Institute for Governance on Sustainable Development - IGSD

  • Discussion/Questions and Answers

Friday, 5 December 2014 (Technical Expert Meetings-Fair)

Press conference room 2

09:30 – 10:30h

The Adaptation Gap Report/ Disaster Risk Reduction

pdf-icon The Adaptation Gap Report (642 kB)


Keith Alverson, Head of the Climate Change Adaptation and Terrestrial Ecosystems Branch of UNEP’s Division on Environmental Policy Implementation

  • Discussion/Questions and Answers

European Pavilion – Brussels Room

13:00 -15:00h

EUROCLIMA: Latin American - European Union Joint responses to climate change in the region

Press conference room 2

15.30 -16:30h

Momentum for Change: the goals and project initiatives

pdf-icon 2014 Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activities (8722 kB)

Presenter: Luis Davila, UNFCCC

  • Discussion/Questions and Answers

Monday, 8 December 2014 (Technical Expert Meetings-Fair)


UNFCCC Executive Secretary and COP Presidency press conference: Expectations for the High Level Segment

Wednesday, 10 December

Press conference room 1

12:00 – 12:30h

  • Green Climate Fund press conference

Thursday , 11 December 2014

Press conference room 2
10:30­ – 11:30 h

Negotiator Media Briefing

by Climate Change Media Partnership

13:15­ – 14:45 h

The Momentum for Change Initiative: ICT Solutions

Showing how the increased use of information and communications technology (ICT) across all sectors in society is reducing energy use, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience to the effects of climate change.

Side Event
Venue: tbc
15:00 – 16:00h

GCF Outlook -- Prospects for the Green Climate Fund in 2015"

16:45 – 18:15

Momentum for Change: Financing for Climate Friendly Investment

Showing how successful financial innovations and funding mechanisms are unlocking climate finance, resulting in greater institutional capacity to fund activities that promote low-carbon growth and highly resilient communities.

Friday, 12 December 2014

00:00 – 00:00

Location tic

Joint closing press conference: UNFCCC Executive Secretary and COP Presidency on outcomes of the conference

Ms. Christiana Figueres and COP President, followed by other Parties’ press conferences

Other briefings – check on CCTV and daily programme

Reporting on COP 20
Reports by workshop participants
Media Workshop Programme
pdf-icon Media Workshop Programme (272 kB)
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