To coincide with UN Climate Change Talks in Cancun, the UNFCCC Secretariat organized a media training
workshop. Presentations were given at the workshop in the time-frame 30 November to 6 December, for
example a presentation on the latest climate change science by IPCC lead authors, and were open to
other media on location in Cancún (see the workshop programme).
As a capacity-building initiative for developing country journalists, the workshop is jointly
organized with Com+, the
sustainable development communications alliance. It was made possible through capacity-building
support provided by Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Dutch Governments, along with Com+, the
sustainable development communications alliance.
Other topics that were discussed at the UNFCCC/COM+ Cancún workshop included solar energy
opportunities and challenges, examples of adaptation projects that can be implemented in developing
countries, including how farmers can survive in a climate changed world, and the linkages between
water and climate change. On 6 December, the focus was on examples of concrete projects generated by
the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism.
On 3 December, the Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) organized a panel of key negotiators on the
positions of their governments. As part of its programme for Cancun, CCMP invited a group of around 50 developing country
and US journalists. This part of CCMP’s programme was also open to all interested media.
All presentations were web cast live and on demand.
The workshop presentations and documentation are posted for educational purposes only. For questions
regarding the workshop, please contact Maria Garcia, email@example.com