The International Reporting Project (IRP) is proud to announce that two distinguished environmental journalists, Zachary Colman and Susan Phillips, have returned from covering the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) talks in Marrakech, Morocco. The conference brought together delegates from 196 countries to discuss the future of global climate change negotiations. Colman and Phillips, who filed multiple reports from Marrakech, will discuss how the election of Donald Trump affected the conference and how delegates and activists see the future of global climate change negotiations in the wake of the US elections. The discussion will be moderated by Glendora Meikle, who led a group of five IRP Fellows covering Marrakech.
Zachary Colman is the Deputy Energy and Environment Editor at the Christian Science Monitor, where he leads coverage of a new vertical on climate change, energy, and the environment. He has an extensive background in energy and environmental policy, having covered these topics from Washington, DC, for the Washington Examiner, The Hill, and Smart Grid Today. Colman was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and a Bill Lane Center for the American West media fellow at Stanford University.
Susan Phillips is a reporter for NPR member station WHYY and StateImpact Pennsylvania, a public radio project covering energy and the environment. In 2013, she received the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Journalism Award for her coverage of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania. Phillips has won several Edward R. Murrow awards for her work with StateImpact and WHYY. She studied climate change, geology, and environmental law as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT during the 2013/2014 academic year.