Nine QARIB project journalists in Sharm el-Sheikh to cover COP27
Their preparation and travel were funded by the QARIB project with a view to helping to improve the information provided to the general public in the Middle East with regard to climate change while also holding the region’s political stakeholders accountable.
Thanks to their presence at the event, these journalists from Beirut Today and L’Orient-le Jour (Lebanon), Aramram (Jordan), Roya (Palestine) and Monte Carlo Doualiya (MCD, regional) will be able to add to the journalistic coverage of COP27 via their respective media outlets.
COP27 will build on the outcomes of COP26 to address a range of issues that are critical to addressing the climate emergency, from urgent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to increasing resilience and adapting to the inevitable consequences of climate change, while at the same time ensuring that the commitments to finance climate action in developing countries are met.
The regional QARIB project is funded by the French Development Agency (AFD) and implemented by CFI and aims to boost the capacities of media outlets operating in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine in order to promote social cohesion and the inclusion of marginalised populations, and women in particular, in the public debate.