The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) program will bring journalists from low- and middle-income countries to attend and report on the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in November 2022.
Deadline to Apply: July 4, 2022.
The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP), led by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, is pleased to announce the 2022 CCMP Reporting Fellowship Program for journalists interested in covering the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27). Hosted this year by the government of Egypt, the conference is scheduled to take place in the city of Sharm el-Sheikh from 7-18 November 2022.
The 2022 CCMP Reporting Fellowship aims to bring up to 22 journalists from low- and middle-income countries to report in-person at COP27, also known as the African COP.
CCMP organizers may also offer a limited number of virtual fellowships with mentoring and other support from CCMP staff and journalist trainers. Applicants will be asked to indicate if they are interested in a virtual fellowship if not selected for in-person participation.
Applications for the 2022 CCMP Reporting Fellowship will be accepted from 6th June – 4th July. Decisions will be communicated in early August. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted—please consider submitting at least one day in advance of the deadline to avoid any issues.
Now in its 15th iteration since its launch in 2007, the CCMP has brought more than 400 journalists from low- and middle-income countries to attend and report on the annual UN climate talks. This has enabled journalists from around the world to cover the climate negotiations for their home audiences, while benefiting from working alongside knowledgeable climate journalists and gaining a multifaceted understanding of the actions countries are taking—or not taking—to address climate change’s global impact.
As currently envisioned (and subject to change), CCMP Fellows will travel to Sharm el-Sheikh to attend the full period of the UN climate negotiations, with arrival planned for November 5th and departure on November 19th or 20th.
The CCMP will cover non-refundable economy-class airfare, accommodation, meals, travel insurance (including emergency medical COVID-19 coverage), 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 the CCMP will reimburse visa costs.
Prior to the start of COP27, Fellows will receive resources and technical support to help prepare for reporting at the conference, including a pre-COP virtual workshop to meet the team, discuss reporting opportunities, and ask any questions. Once in Sharm el-Sheikh, Fellows will participate in a series of specially designed activities over the two week period on the ground, including an orientation session with seasoned climate journalists and experts on the key issues at this COP, daily briefings, and interviews with high-level officials. They will also be guided by EJN trainers: senior journalists with experience in covering UN climate summits.
To read eligibility criteria, learn more about CCMP at COP27, and apply for the Fellowship, visit the CCMP application page.
Hear from prior CCMP Fellows about their experiences of reporting on climate negotiations at a COP: