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UN Foundation Announces Special Earth To Paris Climate Press Fellowship

The fellowship will provide selected journalists with a stipend to attend Earth To Paris during COP21, and will allow journalists direct access to experts and advocates.

Washington, D.C. (November 12, 2015) – The United Nations Foundation today announced a special global issues fellowship focused on climate change to be held in December 2015 as part of Earth To Paris and alongside COP21. As part of the fellowship, journalists will receive a stipend to help cover travel costs and will have access to exclusive briefings.

“We need the right mix of journalists, experts and advocates in Paris if we are to have a robust global conversation on climate change around the conference,” said Aaron Sherinian, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer at the UN Foundation. “We hope this fellowship will give journalists the tools and access necessary to advance their reporting on this critical issue.”

From November 30 to December 11, the United Nations is convening COP21, the Paris Climate Summit. Nearly 200 parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will gather in Paris to revisit existing climate agreements and to achieve a new universal agreement on climate change. This new climate agreement will reflect a bottom-up approach based on national commitments.

As governments convene for the conference, Earth To Paris, a diverse coalition of groups – from foundations to technology companies to media organizations and more – will also convene around the need for strong climate action. At Earth To Paris – Le Hub on December 7 and 8, the UN Foundation and coalition partners will bring together global influencers, civil society groups, businesses, scientists, and citizens to showcase climate solutions and to highlight the connection between people and planet. Earth To Paris will engage people around the world in the United Nations dialogue happening in Paris during COP21.

The press fellowship will enable selected journalists to cover climate issues in connection with COP21 by attending Earth To Paris – Le Hub.

This fellowship is intended for any journalist who covers climate change or sustainable development issues and would find this opportunity beneficial to their reporting.

The application deadline is November 18, 2015. To apply, please click here. For more information please contact Eric Porterfield at

More information about Earth To Paris can be found here:


About the Earth To Paris Coalition
A diverse coalition of groups—from foundations to technology companies to media organizations and more—is uniting to launch Earth To Paris, an innovative coalition and convening strategy to drive awareness and host events that highlight the connection between people and planet and the need for strong climate action; to showcase climate solutions and innovations; to bring together communities to promote collaboration; and to engage people around the world in the dialogue taking place in Paris.

For a list of partners, visit

About United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit