Climate Change

COP28 media coverage from the ground in Dubai

December 2023


Read stories published by the Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) Reporting Fellows, on the ground in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at COP28.

Updated: January 2024

The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) that took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, saw the first-ever Global Stocktake since the Paris Agreement, assessing the progress by countries to date on climate mitigation, adaptation, and equitable implementation.

Thirty journalists from low- and middle-income countries reported on COP28 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. Twenty fellows attended and reported on COP28 in person in Dubai, and ten fellows covered the conference remotely from their home countries.

The UN climate negotiations convened in Dubai amid increasing calls for developed countries—who have historically been the most responsible for burning fossil fuels and driving climate change—to fully meet their obligations and commitments to provide climate finance to low- and middle-income countries.

Reporting by CCMP Fellows at COP28 promoted accountability and informed audiences about how nations and international institutions are responding to the climate crisis.

Several of the fellows participated in a discussion at the World Health Organization’s COP28 Health Pavilion about how journalists reporting on climate change and health can help the public and policymakers gain a better understanding of climate impacts as well as the health arguments for climate action. Watch the recording:


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

Read selected reporting from CCMP Fellows, Virtual Fellows, and Trainers at COP28 (see full list):

  • Ghana Urges Fairness and Equity in Transition from Fossil Fuels
    Eugenia Akorfa Kumi, December 18, 2023, Metro TV Ghana
  • Adaptation Fund: World is ‘Very Far’ from Adaptation Goals for Vulnerable Communities
    Simrin Sirur, December 15, 2023, Mongabay India
  • Solomon Islands: COP28 Fall Short of Keeping 1.5°C Within Reach
    Fredrick Kusu, December 13, 2023, Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation
  • Iraq’s Rumaila Oil Field: Source of Revenue But Threat to Locals and Environment
    Ahang Habib Hawrami, December 13, 2023, KirkukNow
  • Changes in Food Systems Are Fundamental to Combating the Climate Crisis
    Letícia Maria Klein Lobe, December 12, 2023, Um Só Planeta
  • Empowering Yemeni Women: Eman’s Journey from Adversity to Clean Energy Leadership
    Sahar Mohammed, December 12, 2023, Daraj
  • Developed Countries Need to Deepen Emissions Cuts to Meet Global Climate Goals, Say Experts
    Simrin Sirur, December 10, 2023, Mongabay India
  • The Great Loss and Damage Fund Debate
    Afifa Nasar Ullah, December 10, 2023, The Express Tribune
  • Cambodia Making Seven Commitments to Combat Climate Change at COP28
    Kann Vicheika, December 8, 2023, VOA Khmer
  • COP28: Partnership to Support Women Empowerment on Gender Equality Day
    Ahang Habib Hawrami, December 8, 2023, KirkukNow
  • Activists pressure African leaders to phase out fossil fuels
    Chiamaka Okafor, December 8, 2023, Premium Times Nigeria
  • Who Should Finance the Fight Against Climate Change? A Debate That Year After Year Finds No Answer
    Matías Avramow, December 6, 2023, La Nación
  • Activists at COP28 Challenge “Green Colonialism”
    Sarah Khazem, December 6, 2023, Awan Media
  • Unpacking the Global Methane Pledge’s Impact on Pastoralist Communities
    Jacob Walter Ochieng, December 6, 2023, Nation Media Group
  • Solomon Islands tells World leaders at COP28 of its Future Climate Projection at Stake
    Fredrick Kusu, December 6, 2023, Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation
  • Conflict, Peace and Palestine Make an Impression at COP28
    Simrin Sirur, December 5, 2023, Mongabay India
  • President Ruto Tells Rich Nations to Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is, By Making Pledges and Commitments Count
    Jacob Walter Ochieng, December 4, 2023, Nation Media Group
  • Indonesia Has Yet to Agree on Renewable Energy Commitments
    Erika Kurnia, December 4, 2023, Kompas
  • India Refrains From Signing COP28 Health And Climate Declaration
    Uzmi Athar, December 3, 2023, NDTV
  • COP28: The Portfolio, with which Colombia wants to replace oil and gas
    Daniela Quintero Díaz, December 3, 2023, El Espectador
  • Morocco Calls for Bold Action to Combat Climate Change
    El Mahjoub Dasaa, December 4, 2023, Daily News Morocco 
  • COP28 launches loss and damage fund, but pledges are a drop in the ocean
    Simrin Sirur, December 1, 2023, Mongabay
  • Philippine delegation urged: Call for end to fossil fuels at COP28
    Jee Y. Geronimo, November 30, 2023, Rappler
  • What will be discussed at the climate change meeting and why Milei says it is an invention of “lefties”
    Matías Avramow, November 29, 2023, La Nación
  • On the Way to COP28: Arab World Stuck Between Climate Consequences and Fragile Financing
    Sahar Mohammed, November 21, 2023, Daraj Media
  • COP28: Where is Thailand in the boiling world?
    Kannikar Petchkaew, November 23, 2023, Prachatai English
  • The Green Report: In fight against climate change, what can cities do?
    Jee Y. Geronimo, November 18, 2023, Rappler
  • Delivering on Loss and Damage Fund Is a ‘Litmus Test’ for COP28
    Jee Y. Geronimo, November 17, 2023, Rappler