IRP Fellows Reporting from the COP22 Climate Change Conference in Morocco

The International Reporting Project (IRP) is pleased to select five international journalists who will cover the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) in Marrakech, Morocco.

Fellows 2016


October 05, 2016

The International Reporting Project (IRP) is pleased to announce the international journalists who will report on the Twenty-Second Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech, Morocco, from Nov. 7-18.

Tomas Ayuso is a freelance reporter from Honduras.

Emma Bryce is a South African journalist who works as a freelance in London.

Zachary Colman is the Washington DC-based deputy energy and environment editor for the Christian Science Monitor.

Sarah Kimani is a Kenyan journalist who reports for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

Susan Phillips is a reporter for WHYY/NPR in Philadelphia.

Photo: Christiaan Triebert

COP22 follows on the heels of last year’s landmark climate conference in Paris, at which 195 nations agreed to limit global temperatures to, at most, 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The agreement, which must be ratified by 55 countries pledging to reduce 55 percent of emissions, included the aspirational goal of reducing temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The newly minted IRP fellows will report on news and developments at COP22, particularly in the context of the goals set forth in last year’s historic agreement. Fellows may also explore regional climate change stories and participate in additional meetings and site visits organized by IRP.

These fellowships are a collaboration between IRP and the Stanley Foundation.