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GRID supports free Paris COP workshop for developing world media

Are you a journalist perplexed by the complexities of the issues at the forthcoming Paris climate talks? Do you feel as if you’re suffering from climate change overload?

A three day workshop, sponsored by GRID-Arendal and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), is being held in Paris from December 1 - 3 to coincide with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change talks. The aim is to help journalists navigate their way through the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) negotiations.

The workshop – ‘Understanding the COP Process’ – is free and is designed mainly for developing world journalists who might not have access to the latest views and science on global warming. They might also be attending a COP for the first time. Often they come from countries most affected by climate change where people are already feeling the impact of a warming world.

The workshop is being run by the Climate News Network, an online news agency specializing in conveying the latest news on climate science in clear and concise language.

Climate News Network is run by four veteran journalists – ex BBC, Financial Times and The Guardian - with many years of experience in training and mentoring journalists around the world.

To register journalists should go to the Climate News Network website www.climatenewsnetwork.net and click on the register link on the right.  Places are limited so those interested should apply as soon as possible.

The workshop is for journalists who have arranged to be at the Paris COP. Unfortunately there are no funds available to send journalists to France or accommodate them in Paris.  

Friday 27 Nov 2015