This document summarises key sources for journalists covering climate change. It covers scientific, policy and media sources and was produced for journalists attending the ‘Reporting about Climate Change’ workshop on 29 June 2009 at the Royal Geographical Society in London. The workshop was co-sponsored by UNESCO and UK National Commission for UNESCO.
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Talking about a revolution: climate change and the media
The paper reviews how the media reports on, and what people think about, climate change in different parts of the world. The issue has never been higher on the media’s agenda, yet problems persist in the way it is reported. While the media is not entirely to blame, it can do much to improve its telling of climate change stories.
French - Changement climatique et médias : à quand la révolution ? - http://www.iied.org/pubs/pdfs/17029FIIED.pdf
Spanish - Hablar de una revolución: el cambio climático y los medios de comunicación - http://www.iied.org/pubs/pdfs/17029SIIED.pdf
Time to adapt? Media coverage of climate change in non-industrialised countries
This paper is Chapter 12 in the book Climate Change and the Media, published by Peter Lang Publishing in August 2009. It reviews recent studies from Brazil, China, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Mozambique, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Vietnam, and Zambia, and discusses efforts to improve climate change journalism in these and other non-industrialised countries. Climate Change and the Media Edited by Tammy Boyce & Justin Lewis, Global Crises and the Media series, volume 5, is available through Peter Lang Publishing and most major wholesalers (paperback ISBN 978-1-4331-0460-2 / hardcover ISBN 978-1-4331-0461-9).