Climate Change

COP27 media coverage from the ground in Sharm el-Sheikh

November 2022


Read stories published by the Climate Change Media Partnership journalism fellows, reporting from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, at COP27.

The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) now taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, is intended to draw the world’s attention to the needs of climate vulnerable countries, especially on the continent of Africa.

Twenty journalism fellows from low- and middle-income countries are reporting on location at COP27 as part of the Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) co-organized by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security.

A major theme at this year’s conference is how wealthy countries, who have contributed the most carbon emissions, are not meeting their obligations for providing climate financing to developing nations experiencing the brunt of climate impacts.

Reporters play an important role in holding leaders accountable for their decisions—or indecisions—on addressing climate change. Reporting by CCMP fellows at COP27 promotes accountability and informs their audiences back home about high-level climate negotiations that will impact over 3 billion people worldwide who live in climate vulnerable communities.

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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.

Read selected reporting from CCMP journalism fellows, virtual fellows, and trainers at COP27 (see full list). This list will continue to be updated as more stories are published during the conference:

  • High time to finance climate loss, damage mitigation in Sundarbans
    Mehedi Al Amin, November 9, 2022, The Business Post
  • Report reveals that emissions are triple those reported
    Xilena Pinedo, November 10, 2022, Ojo Público
  • Latin America seeks to install debt discussion at COP27
    Daniel Gutman, November 9, 2022, Inter Press Service
  • ‘The climate crisis is a human rights crisis’: Top human rights activists call out repressive regimes at COP27
    Lyse Mauvais, November 9, 2022, The New Arab
  • Africa: The 27 Demands African Women Want Addressed at COP27 #AfricaClimateHope
    Melody Chironda, November 8, 2022, AllAfrica
  • A year of extreme climate events sets the agenda for COP27
    Nihar Gokhale, November 8, 2022, The Morning Context
  • Parties at COP27 Add Loss and Damage to the Agenda, But Won’t Discuss Which Countries Are Responsible or Who Should Pay
    Zoha Tunio, November 7, 2022, Inside Climate News
  • COP27: Developing Countries Set to Speak with a Loud Voice on ‘Loss and Damage’ to Guarantee Climate Justice
    Killian Ngala, November 7, 2022, Timescape
  • Africa losing out already at COP27, climate justice group declares
    Paul Omorogbe, November 7, 2022, Nigerian Tribune
  • Costa Rica and France refine route to protect 30% of the world’s oceans and lands by 2030
    Juan Fernando Lara S, November 7, 2022, La Nación
  • COP27: What you need to know
    Kalain Hosein, November 7, 2022, CNC3 News Trinidad and Tobago
  • One COP, two Brazils – country arrives divided at UN Climate Conference
    Cristiane Prizibisczki, November 6, 2022, O Eco
  • COP27 in Egypt: For Arab states, the stakes are high but expectations low
    Lyse Mauvais, November 4, 2022, The New Arab