Wake Forest University Professor Justin Catanoso attended the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) in Bonn, Germany, with the goal of continuing news coverage of climate change, with a particular focus on the threats ecosystems face from climate change and human encroachment, as well as the myriad of proposals to protect these ecosystems.
Catanoso is a journalism professor, a veteran journalist supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and a board member with the Wake Forest Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability. Catanoso has previously covered COP20 in Lima, COP21 in Paris, and COP22 in Marrakech– each with funding and support from CEES.
According to Catanoso, “these post-Paris meetings until 2020 are essentially about pressuring developed nationals to do more to reduce their carbon footprints, establish clear mechanisms for verifying reduction pledges and donating funds to allow vulnerable nations to adapt to the considerable impacts of climate change already underway.”
Catanoso’s coverage of COP23 can be read below:
- WUNC radio interview with Catanoso by Frank Stasio
- Mongabay article entitled, “COP23: Trump, U.S. govt. seen as irrelevant to global climate action”
- Mongabay article entitled, “U.S. subnationals shoulder climate role in Bonn, Trump sidelined”
- Mongabay article entitled, “COP23: Trump team leads ‘surreal’ coal-gas-nuke climate summit panel”
- Mongabay article entitled, “COP23: U.S., wealthy nations curtail climate aid for developing world”
- Mongabay article entitled, “COP23: Alliance pledges an end to coal; other key summit goals unmet”
- Mongabay article entitled, “COP23: Leaders vie for protection of ‘incredibly important’ African peatland”