COP22: Reporting on Climate Change from Marrakech


The International Reporting Project is pleased to present two leading environment journalists who have just returned from two weeks covering the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) talks in Marrakech, Morocco, where delegates from 196 countries discussed the future of global climate change negotiations. Journalists Zachary Colman and Susan Phillips, each of whom filed numerous reports from Marrakech, will discuss the impact on the conference of Donald Trump’s election and how COP22 delegates and climate change activists see the future of global climate change negotiations in the wake of the US elections. Glendora Meikle led a group of five IRP Fellows covering Marrakech, and will bring her perspective as moderator of this discussion.

The Marrakech program was a collaboration of IRP and the Stanley Foundation.

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Zachary Colman
Deputy Energy and Environment Editor, Christian Science Monitor

Susan Phillips
Energy and Environment Reporter, NPR member station WHYY


Glendora Meikle
Deputy Director, International Reporting Project, New America

Zachary Colman is the deputy energy and environment editor with the Christian Science Monitor, where he is leading coverage of a new vertical on climate change, energy and the environment. He was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, a Bill Lane Center for the American West media fellow at Stanford University and since 2011 has covered energy and environment policy from Washington DC for the Washington Examiner, The Hill and Smart Grid Today.

Susan Phillips is a reporter for NPR member station WHYY and StateImpact Pennsylvania, a public radio project that covers energy and environment. IN 2013 she won the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Journalism Award for her work covering natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania. She has also son several Edward R. Murrow awards for her work with StateImpact and WHYY. During the 2013/2014 academic year Phillips studied climate change, geology and environmental law as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.