Bring Clarity to your COP26 Coverage with Data Journalism


This free online learning session will take place from 11am to 12pm CEST via Zoom. Please email Nathalie Labourdette to join.

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October to 12 November 2021. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The main issues for discussion are already planned: 

  • Climate Fair Shares
  • Climate Ambition
  • Climate Finance  
  • Loss and Damage
  • Carbon Markets. 

Journalists must help audiences understand why the upcoming summit of world leaders in Glasgow is one of the most important diplomatic meetings in history. How can the magnitude of COP26 be effectively communicated by journalists to their audiences? How can journalists tell their story with clarity and engagement?

Data journalism is a valuable tool in providing a vast array of resources. Join faculty member Jonathan Stoneman to explore how journalists can effectively select the right data and present it in a visual and engaging way when covering stories around climate change and sustainability.

This free online learning session will help bring journalists up to speed by explaining where to find interesting data to understand the COP26 issues, how to use data to illustrate stories and share a few finalized animations and visualizations. 

Jonathan Stoneman EBU Academy faculty Member will be joined by Teemo Tebest, EBU expert  who will showcase the EBU climate data items that he has developed.