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Media Training Workshop for developing country journalists

Bonn, 7 - 11 June 2010

Hotel Maritim - Salon Haydn

To coincide with the second week of the Bonn UN Climate Change Talks, the UNFCCC Secretariat organized a media training workshop at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn, the conference venue.

As a capacity-building initiative for developing country journalists, the workshop was 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 Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) also invited a group of developing country journalists and contributed substantively towards the workshop programme.

The topics that were discussed at the Bonn workshop comprised the status of UN climate change negotiations, the latest climate change science, expectations of the Mexican host government for COP 16 and views of the business community on prospects for job creation in developing countries through robust action on climate change (with a focus on wind energy). CCMP organized a panel of key negotiators who explained the positions of their governments. Journalists were able to attend all press briefings and side events.

The workshop presentations and documentation are posted for educational purposes only. For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Maria Garcia,


Presentations will be available after the sessions

Session 1 - June 7

pdf-icon The status of negotiations and the expected outcomes of the UN Climate Change Talks in Bonn (820 kB) (webcast)

Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC, Executive Secretary

Session 2 - June 7

pdf-icon The latest climate change science - how the IPCC's 4AR tallies with what is likely to be included in its 5th assessment (2277 kB) (webcast)

Prof. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele.
Vice-chair of IPCC Working Group on climate change impacts and adaptation.

Session 3 - June 8
Mexico's expectations for COP 16 (webcast only)

H.E. Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba, Mexico

June 9

Media Clinic: Climate Change Media Partnership: panel speakers comprised of members from Country delegations (webcast only)

Organized by CCMP

Session 4 - June 10

pdf-icon Opportunities for wind energy solutions in developing countries (4817 kB) (webcast)

Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council

Reporting on the Bonn Climate Change Talks
Reports by workshop participants
pdf-icon Workshop programme 2010 (118 kB)
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