The Journalist's Perspective of COP26 with Nadiah Rosli

November 24, 2021

The inside scoop from COP26!

On this week's episode, hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham reflect on the coverage of COP26 with Nadiah Rosli, a freelance journalist and conservation communicator based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Nadiah was part of the coordinating team under this year's Climate Change Media Partnership Program which brought 22 journalists from developing countries to cover COP26. Nadiah had direct access to the Malaysian delegation as well as press access to the entire event. Nadiah gives us a COP26 "vibe check" and talks about her impressions of the global response to climate change. Spoiler alert: tears were shed. We also talk about Nadiah's reporting in Malaysia and the importance of environmental reporting in developing parts of the world. Get the inside scoop from COP26, right here, on the American Shoreline Podcast, the flagship of ASPN!

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Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.