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IRP Fellows Reporting from the COP22 Climate Change Conference in Morocco

The International Reporting Project (IRP) and the Stanley Foundation collaborated to bring five international journalists to Marrakech, Morocco to report on the Twenty-Second Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from November 7-18, 2016.  


Tomas Ayuso is a freelance reporter from Honduras.

Glimpses of Morocco, COP22, and the Atlas Mountains

Emma Bryce is a South African journalist who works as a freelancer in London.

Medina bikes: Africa’s first cycle-share scheme launches in Marrakech

Smallscale farmers need the spotlight now: Africa Food Prize winner Kanayo Nwanze speaks out at COP22

          A Drive to Save Saharan Oases As Climate Change Takes a Toll

Growing mega-cities will displace vast tracts of farmland by 2030, study says

Zachary Colman is the Washington DC-based deputy energy and environment editor for the Christian Science Monitor.

At global climate talks, patience blends with urgency

'Trump effect' will test global momentum on climate change

Global progress on climate – and now a leadership vacuum

Eye on Trump, Kerry promotes the business case for climate action

Climate diplomats aim at Trump, but weapons are carrots not sticks

Sarah Kimani is a Kenyan journalist who reports for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

World leaders gather in Morocco to tackle climate change

World leaders meet to advance progress made on Global warming

Extreme weather linked to global warming: UN

Climate experts reflect on Trump victory

COP 22 talks set to outline Paris Agreement rule book

African Ministers shelve draft declaration on Climate Change

UN warns countries of exposure to climate-induced disasters

Kerry assures of US commitment to tackle global warming

Climate conference comes to a close amid mumbles by poor countries

Susan Phillips is a reporter for WHYY/NPR in Philadelphia.

Trump victory casts a shadow on global climate talks in Morocco

Trump’s election puts U.S. climate delegation in tough spot

2016 stacking up to be hottest year on record

Ban Ki-moon optimistic Trump will change his mind on climate

Kerry says market forces will drive U.S. to meet Paris goals

U.S. cities and states poised to take on new role in climate diplomacy

As Marrakech Climate Talks End, Worries Remain About U.S. Pullout

With Trump heading to the White House, global climate activists look for hope in US cities and states

COP22 followed on the heels of last year’s landmark climate conference in Paris, at which 195 nations agreed to limit global temperatures to, at most, 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement, which had to be ratified by 55 countries pledging to reduce 55 percent of emissions, included the aspirational goal of reducing temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The IRP fellows reported on news and developments at COP22, particularly in the context of the goals set forth in last year’s historic agreement. Fellows also explored regional climate change stories and participated in additional meetings and site visits organized by IRP.

These fellowships are a collaboration between IRP and the Stanley Foundation.

Video: Zachary Colman and Susan Phillips discuss the impact on the conference of Donald Trump’s election and how COP22 delegates and climate change activists see the future of global climate change negotiations in the wake of the US elections:

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The Ground Truth Project, New America, and the Stanley Foundation are hosting a Screening of “A Climate for Conflict” and discussion with the creators followed by a panel discussion on Climate Security and Societal Resilience on May 30, 2017.

Somalia today is at a crossroads between a deepening crisis and a path to stability. Photographer and filmmaker Nichole Sobecki and writer Laura Heaton spent 18 months documenting personal stories of Somalia, creating a film, photography, and reporting that vividly illustrate the human consequences and security risks of a changing climate. Read more.

Follow the conversation online with #AClimateforConflict.


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