Media 21, journalism and climate change [fr]
CFI is the cooperation agency of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development tasked with coordinating and implementing France’s aid policy for the development of media in the South. It provides assistance to stakeholders, both public and private, in the media industry with the aim of strengthening the processes of modernisation and democratisation, a cause to which France is committed.
As host to the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris, ahead of the event, France wants to instigate a positive debate, bringing people together, on the subject of the fight against global warming.
To help raise awareness of the issues posed by global warming as widely as possible, the "Media 21, Journalism and Climate Change" project is designed to inform and educate the media in East Africa, Madagascar and Southeast Asia on the challenges and implications of this international event. It aims to make climate change a topic of discussion in areas that are already suffering the effects of global warming, with a view to raising awareness among the public and, ultimately, bringing about changes in behaviour.
Through this project, the media, which have a key role in the success of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, learn about the commitments made by the participating States, improve their knowledge of environmental issues and pass on the information in a format that can be understood by the general public.
The project also has another side: support for the media in investigative reporting on the subject of initiatives for adaptation to climate change. The reports, reflecting positive experiences implemented locally in Asia and Africa, will then be publicised alongside the 2015 Paris Conference Climate.
To strengthen the skills of the media as regards the coverage of environmental issues
relating to climate change.
To raise awareness among the media of the challenges and implications of the COP21 conference, to help the people in the countries concerned to better understand and take ownership of them.
To contribute to COP21 through the presentation of local reports on adaptation to climate change, produced by journalists from Africa and Southeast Asia
This programme is led by the French Operator in Media Cooperation support by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the European Union and UNOESCO.
If you need further information, please visit the following website: Media 21 – Africa and Asia.