Climate Change

COP26 media coverage from the ground in Glasgow

October 2021


As part of the CCMP reporting fellowship, twenty journalists from developing countries reported on location at the crucial UN climate negotiations in Scotland.

Updated December 2021

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November 2021 represents a crucial moment in addressing the global climate emergency. Twenty journalists from developing countries reported on the negotiations and other developments in Glasgow as part of the Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) fellowship co-organized by the Stanley Center for Peace and Security and the Earth Journalism Network (EJN), a project of Internews.

Learn more about the CCMP Fellows and the reporting fellowship program.

Stories produced by the 2021 CCMP Fellows have been published in national and local media outlets around the world. Through a partnership between Internews and The Scotsman, a number of their stories also appeared in this leading Scottish newspaper.

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Please note that the headlines have in many cases been translated from the original reporting. Links below are to the original publications.

Selected reporting from CCMP journalist fellows and trainers (see full list):

  • A Ugandan city powered by solar welcomes COP26 agenda to speed up affordable cleantech
    Fredrick Mugira, December 2, 2021, InfoNile
  • What Was Achieved at the COP26 Climate Summit?
    Sibi Arasu and Bibek Bhattacharya, November 20, 2021, Mint Lounge
  • The U.S. Is Blocking Climate Reparations
    Rishika Pardikar, November 17, 2021, The Daily Poster
  • COP26: African negotiators express doubts over U.S., China climate agreement
    Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi, November 17, 2021, Peoples Gazette
  • Glasgow climate pact leaves Filipino activists disappointed
    Gaea Katreena Cabico, November 12, 2021,
  • The quiet rise of the alternative to carbon markets
    Rishika Pardikar, November 15, 2021, CarbonCopy
  • Meet the activist who deflected Greta’s spotlight at this COP26
    Jéssica Maes, November 13, 2021, Folha de S.Paulo
  • UK funding to help Quezon City tackle climate change
    Gaea Katreena Cabico, November 12, 2021,
  • Why air pollution conversations leave out women’s health
    Disha Shetty, November 11, 2021, Devex
  • Second Week of COP26: Indonesia Confirms Climate Funding Promises
    Yunanto Wiji Utomo, November 10, 2021,
  • Is Malaysia underreporting its GHG emissions?
    Zhai Yun (Nat) Tan, November 10, 2021, The Edge Malaysia
  • Climate crisis: How significant is India’s net-zero pledge?
    Disha Shetty, November 9, 2021, Al Jazeera
  • ‘Yolanda’ survivor: Loss, damage from disasters must be on climate talks agenda
    Gaea Katreena Cabico, November 9, 2021,
  • COP 26: Rich nations renege on adaptation finance promises
    Isaac Anyaogu, November 8, 2021, BusinessDay
  • COP26: How a flood in Nepal destroyed an entire village
    Mukesh Pokhrel, November 8, 2021, The Scotsman
  • COP26: good promises, now the “rules of the game” are missing
    María Mónica Monsalve Sanchez, November 6, 2021, El Espectador
  • COP26: Nigerian women demand funding for feminist climate projects
    Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi, November 6, 2021, Peoples Gazette
  • Young activists demand better future, climate action at COP26 protest
    Gaea Katreena Cabico, November 6, 2021,
  • COP 26: 23 countries pledge to put climate at the heart of national curriculum
    Isaac Anyaogu, November 5, 2021, BusinessDay
  • Small Hydro Power Projects Are Seen As Green. In The Western Ghats, Local Communities Disagree
    Disha Shetty, November 3, 2021, Article 14
  • What Malaysian businesses should pay attention to during COP 26
    Zhai Yun (Nat) Tan, November 2, 2021, The Edge Malaysia
  • COP26: Two weeks to correct the course of the planet
    María Mónica Monsalve Sanchez, October 30, 2021, El Espectador
  • Success at COP26 Requires Rich Countries to Deliver Big, Including to LMICs – So Far This is Not Happening
    Disha Shetty, October 29, 2021, Health Policy Watch
  • What is COP26 and why does an event so far away matter to the Philippines?
    Gaea Katreena Cabico, October, 27, 2021,
  • President Akufo-Addo to approve Ghana’s updated interim NDCs
    Albert Oppong-Ansah, October 22, 2021, Ghana News Agency