Monday, August 24, 2009

Earth Journalism Awards

Internews offers media award for best story on UNFCCC process and related
issues

As part of its Earth Journalism Awards, the Internews Climate Change
Negotiations Award will reward the journalist with the best story focusing
on the diplomacy of climate change with a two week support programme to
cover the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

The winner will participate in a high profile awards ceremony co-hosted by
the Nobel Peace Prize winning Chair of the IPCC, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, in
Copenhagen on the eve of the final negotiations. Journalists from all 192
member countries of the UNFCCC are eligible to enter the Award. See:
http://awards.earthjournalism.org/content/climate-change-negotiations-award

The deadline for entries to the Earth Journalism Awards is September 7th.

Further information on the Negotiations Award :

Coverage of international negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on
Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will culminate in an agreed outcome at the UN
Climate Conference in Copenhagen (December 7-18 2009) are the main focus of
this award.

Also considered eligible are stories about any aspect of climate change
diplomacy - including analysis of issues such as:

- The negotiations around greenhouse gas emission reductions

- Carbon trading agreements

- International financial arrangements

- Agreements on adaptation assistance

- Reduction of emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD).

Coverage of the international relations of climate change will be
considered eligible, even if not specifically focused on UNFCCC talks.

The Earth Journalism Awards support quality independent reporting of
climate change and the Copenhagen Process, are an autonomous initiative of
Internews, and are being implemented independently of the UNFCCC.
http://awards.earthjournalism.org/