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.
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.
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.