COP27

Apply for our global COP27 journalism fellowship (in-person or virtual)

We're excited to announce our 2022 climate justice journalism fellowship for young reporters to cover the COP27, happening in Egypt!
We're excited to announce our 2022 climate justice journalism fellowship for young reporters to cover the COP27, happening in Egypt!

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The world is already turning its gaze to the city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where the UN Climate Negotiations (COP27) will be taking place this year, from 7-18 November 2022. This conference could be a chance to turn the Glasgow outcome into action, through the implementation of climate change adaptation, mitigation, and financial strategies. 

So, this year, we’re happy to let you know that there are two ways you can join our fellowship to get training and cover the critical issues for your country and region throughout the negotiations. You could be with the team in Egypt or you could opt to be part of our virtual team. Either way, you’ll be receiving training from climate reporters with years of experience telling the COP stories!  

🎯Please feel free to apply for both the in-person and virtual opportunity if you’re available for both, detailed below 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽

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Fully-funded chance to to report from Egypt

We’re looking for 10 journalists to join this team, working on publishing stories in their local media as well as through Climate Tracker. As an in-person fellow, we’ll be covering the full cost of your travel, accommodation, stipend, and giving you 1 month of pre-COP27 online  training! 

Deadline to apply: Friday 19th August, 2022

Your commitments as an in-person fellow

Once selected, we will get the ball rolling really quickly! Here’s a taste of what you’ll be jumping straight into:  

  • Publishing pre-COP27, during COP27, and after the negotiations have ended
  • Participating in all training sessions on the climate negotiations 
  • Providing updates and relevant information on the proceedings to the global team of 12 online reporters also covering COP27

Not only is this a great opportunity to build your network around the world and engage with journalists beyond your country/region, it’s a fantastic chance to gain hands-on experience at the largest climate negotiation sessions in the world. 

Here’s what you’ll benefit from: 

  • Stipend
  • Full travel and accommodation coverage
  • Work and live with journalists from around the world, in Egypt
  • Be part of well-known COP Climate Tracker team
  • Interview and network with leading environment voices in the world
  • Track your country’s negotiations live and directly 
  • 1 month of pre-COP27 online training in the lead up to the conference
  • Small group and individual mentoring throughout COP27
  • Support to edit and pitch your stories throughout COP27
  • Opportunities to work on collaborative stories with other reporters from around your region, and the world
  • Global publicity! 
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Join our global team of virtual reporters

Would you rather have the freedom to publish your stories remotely by joining our team of 12 online fellows? Then apply for this opportunity! 

Here’s what you’ll benefit from: 

  • €250 stipend
  • 1 month of pre-COP27 online training in the lead up to the conference
  • Small group and individual mentoring throughout COP27
  • Support to edit and pitch your stories throughout COP27
  • Opportunities to work on collaborative stories with other reporters from around your region, and the world
  • Global publicity! 

This chance could be for you if you…

  • Are willing and able to pitch and publish stories in your national media
  • Have a willingness to learn about climate politics 
  • Have a good Wi-Fi connection
  • Can engage in some English-based trainings (though mentoring, publishing and individual training will be multilingual)
  • Are from or living in a developing country
  • Are keen to join the Climate Tracker family

If selected for this online opportunity, you’ll be expected to attend our training sessions and publish 3 COP27 stories (1 before the conference starts and 2 during the conference)

What are we looking for in both opportunities?

Ideal candidates will

Okay, you’ve got me! What’s next?

APPLY! APPLY! APPLY!

Deadline to apply: Friday 19th August, 2022

We’re reviewing applications as you read this, so make haste and apply TODAY! 

The clock is ticking and we’re excited to review your submission! 

If you have any questions or experience any difficulties with your application, feel free to contact Dizzanne Billy, from our Outreach Team, at dizzanne@climatetracker.org. 

All the best!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What’s exactly is a pre-COP story?
  • Can I publish in international media or do I have to publish in national news only?
    • We welcome international media publications
  • How many articles would I be required to produce over the conference? 
    • In total, we’re expecting our virtual fellows to publish 3 stories, that’s 1 before the COP and 2 during the COP. We’re expecting our in-person fellows to publish 2 stories before COP and 5 stories during COP. These are subject to changes.
  • Would I just cover news regarding my country or would I be responsible for covering others abroad?
    • Ideally, your stories would focus on your country, but if there’s a major development for your region or a negotiating body your country/region is in, that’s totally fine as well.
  • What if my publisher has restrictions on re-publications?
    • That’s fine, but we’ll need you to be very clear with us what the restrictions and expectations for approvals are
  • When will the training take place?
    • The training will be between Mid September and Mid October, in preparation for COP27 in November. It will all be online and will try to accommodate varied time zones as best as possible

Get to know Climate Tracker

Climate Tracker is a non-profit organization that aims to support, train and encourage more and better climate journalism around the world.

We believe in the power of journalism, but we know that many young journalists don’t have the training, resources, or support to tell the stories they want to tell. We know that this challenge is even greater in those countries most affected by the climate crisis.

Dizzanne Billy
Dizzanne is an all-around storyteller, with a special place in her heart for the beach, cats, and Coldplay. She's experienced in journalism, communications, marketing, and music.