Journalists can sign up at this link
The Inter-American Development Bank will hold the workshop “Concepts and Narratives on Climate Change: How to cover a Conference of Parties” on October 26 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EST). This online workshop is intended for journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean and will offer simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and English.
The workshop will feature Graham Watkins, Chief of the IDB Climate Change Division; Benoit Lefèvre, a senior BID specialist in the Dominican Republic; Michelle Soto, editor of the weekly Costa Rican publication Ojo al Clima; Pilar Assefh, founder of Periodistas por el Planeta; Tais Gadea, author of Planeta, a weekly Argentinean publication on climate change; and Kayla Young, a journalist who has spent part of her career in the Anglophone Caribbean.
The workshop aims to familiarize journalists with the basic concepts of climate change. It will also share best practices for crafting effective narratives to inform public opinion and draw attention to climate change in a region that is among the most exposed to its onslaught.
During the workshop, emphasis will be placed on the keys to covering a COP, the annual United Nations Conference on Climate Change, in which the parties, countries, and civil society negotiate the fulfillment of agreements and define the climate action agenda.
COP27 will be held in the Egyptian city of Sharm El-Sheikh from November 6–18 and will be attended by heads of state, ministers, mayors, environmental activists, civil society representatives, and multilateral organizations.
An IDB delegation led by Benigno López, Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge, will participate in this important annual meeting on climate action.
Journalists interested in attending this online workshop can sign up at this link.
About the IDB
The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance, and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.