Climate Change - Give Local Journalists a Voice



Climate Change is the story of the century - yet people who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts often have the least information about it. Our mission is to close this information gap - you can help by bringing local journalists from the developing world to participate in Climate Communications Day, an official parallel event for UN Climate Negotiations in Doha, Qatar.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

There is a huge information gap that exists -climate change impacts in developing countries are significant, yet access to quality information remains low. Local journalists with local perspectives are vital information brokers - yet too little information about climate change comes from these sources. Journalists from developing countries are largely absent from major climate conferences, creating both an in-country information vacuum and an international environmental governance deficit.

How will this project solve this problem?

Internews will bring local journalists to the UN's climate change negotiations in Doha, Qatar and provide them training from international experts, access to negotiators and scientists, technical expertise, editorial guidance, and much more. This will enable the journalists to cover the summit for their home media organizations, work with experienced and knowledgeable journalists from around the world, and gain a multifaceted understanding of climate change's global impact.

Potential Long Term Impact

The planet's future will be decided in the developing world. Home to four-fifths of the world's population and fastest growing economies, these countries will ultimately determine how drastically our climate changes.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $60

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $60 .  The original project funding goal was $3,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Washington, DC, United States

Project Leader

Amanda Frankel

Washington, D.C. United States

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