Climate change is widely recognized as the major environmental problem facing the globe. 196 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will be gathering in Paris from 30 November to 11 December to reach a meaningful and universal agreement on climate that would put the world on a path to limit global temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius.
Addressing and raising awareness, climate change is central to the work of the United Nations Information Centre in Windhoek. In light hereof UNIC Windhoek invited four media outlets to attend a WebEx session for journalists in Africa, hosted by Mr. Janos Pasztor, Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change. The session was held at UNIC offices in Windhoek.
The journalists were briefed on the substantive issues surrounding COP21, additional online resources were also shared with all media houses for ease of reference and reporting. To highlight the significance of the briefing session, the National Information Officer (NIO) agreed to a pre-recorded telephone interview with Kosmos Radio on 13 November 2015. The recording was aired everyday leading up to the actual briefing session with UN Headquarters.
National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC TV News) also aired a mix of the session on 25 November 2015 together with an interview with the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Hon. Pohamba Shifeta who will be attending the COP21 Summit.
Also in attendance were Channel 7 Radio Station, Radio 99FM and Confidente Newspaper.