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COP16 Panels | Covering Climate in a Changing Media Climate and Climate Change and Cities: Science for Adaptation and Mitigation

November 29, 2010

Max Boykoff and Benjamin Hale are participating in panel discussions at The sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP16). Thursday, December 2 Panel is on "Covering Climate in a Changing Media Climate" and Friday, December 3 Panel is on "Climate change and cities: Science for adaptation and mitigation".


Thursday, 2 December 2010
9:00 - 12:00 PM
Crown Paradise Club Hotel, Cancun Salon Chichen Itza
Hosted by the Climate Change Media Partnership and the Earth Journalism Network
Covering Climate in a Changing Media Climate

9:00 am – Andrew Revkin – the New York Times Dot Earth blogger and veteran climate change reporter will lead an interactive discussion of the hurdles in the newsroom to getting climate stories right and an exploration of Web content that illustrates possible paths for future coverage.

10:00 am – Coffee Break

10:15 am – Panel Discussion on “Climate Change Coverage in a Polarized World” – Journalists and media experts from developed and developing countries will discuss what unites and separates journalists operating from vastly different regions and viewpoints. James Painter from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University will start off the discussion with a short presentation on the results of their recent ground-breaking study. Panelists include: Joydeep Gupta (Indo-Asian News Service -- India); Margot Roosevelt (LA Times); Andres Gunneng (Brazil); Max Boykoff (University of Colorado); and Steve Curwood (Living on Earth.

11:30 am – Open Discussion among all participants on best and innovative practices for covering climate change, including brief, informal presentations by leaders of environmental journalism networks from around the developing world.

Friday, 3 December 2010
8:15 - 9:45 PM Pitaya (Cancunmesse, Hall C)
Climate change and cities: Science for adaptation and mitigation

Rapid urban growth, particularly in low- and middle-income nations, affects climate change adaptation and mitigation potential. Research related to resilience, risk, individual and collective obligations, governance and the role of cities and adaptive capacity of urban populations will be the focus of this discussion.

About COP16

United Nations Climate Change Conference Cancun - COP 16 & CMP 6

29 November-10 December 2010
Cancun, Mexico
The sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP) and the sixth Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) will be held in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010, together with the thirty-third sessions of the subsidiary bodies and the fifteenth session of the AWG-KP and thirteenth session of the AWG-LCA.