Call for Applications: Climate Change Media Partnership 2021 Reporting Fellowships to COP26. The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), led this year by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) in partnership with the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, is pleased to announce the 2021 CCMP Reporting Fellowship Program for journalists interested in covering the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26). Hosted by the United Kingdom, in partnership with Italy, COP26 was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but is currently scheduled to take place in the city of Glasgow from October 31 to November 12, 2021.
As currently envisioned (and subject to change), CCMP Fellows would travel to Glasgow to attend the second week of the UN climate negotiations, with arrival on November 4 and departure on November 14.
Climate Change Media Partnership 2021 Reporting Fellowships will cover non-refundable economy-class airfare, accommodation, meals, travel insurance, and transportation costs to participate in the Fellowship. Organizers will also reimburse for meals and other transport expenses acquired in transit, including COVID testing; facilitate the press accreditation process; and provide logistical support relating to the trip. Please note that the process of obtaining any necessary visas is the Fellow’s individual responsibility, though we can reimburse visa costs.
Prior to the start of COP26, Fellows will receive resources and technical support to help prepare for reporting at the conference. Once in Glasgow, Fellows will participate in a series of specially designed activities, including an orientation session with climate experts on the key issues at this COP, daily briefings, and interviews with high-level officials. They will also be guided by EJN trainers, who are senior journalists with experience in covering UN climate summits.
To be eligible for Climate Change Media Partnership 2021 Reporting Fellowships, the applicant must:
Criteria for evaluating applicants include the prospective Fellow’s demonstrated experience covering climate change and other environmental topics, clear reporting plans for the COP, the audience reach of the proposed media outlet, and geographical distribution across the Fellows.
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|Type of Opportunity||Scholarships and Fellowships|
|Organizer||Earth Journalism Network|