Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is pleased to announce their Biodiversity Fellowships 2022 for journalists interested in attending – and reporting from – the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in December of 2022.
Delegates from 195 nations will gather at the upcoming 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, to be held in Montreal, Canada from December 7 to 19, 2022. This COP is a particularly important one, as Parties look to adopt the “Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework” which has been much-delayed and rescheduled following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Journalists awarded fellowships are responsible for their own safety during travel, and for ensuring that they meet any requirements for travel and attendance. Note that during a time when many countries are still coping with the spread of COVID-19, there will be added risks and operational challenges involved with international travel and participation in in-person events.
Criteria for evaluating applicants include demonstrated interest and experience covering biodiversity and other environmental topics, clear plans outlining the kinds of stories they will pursue from – and following – the conference, story ideas with the potential for impact and the audience reach of the proposed media outlet. Gender balance and geographical distribution across the cohort will also be considered.
Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Kindly consider submitting at least one day in advance of the deadline to avoid any issues.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.