Today marks day one of the UNFCCC’s COP 21 in Paris.

Our Twitter feed is starting to fill up with retweets from circumpolar new outlets and organizations. Outside of Twitter, we’re monitoring regional, Canadian and international media to see where and how Arctic concerns, communities, science, and policies factor into reporting on and about COP 21.

So far, most of the mainstream media reporting has only focused on the Arctic as an example of, or a backdrop to global climate change. But, it’s only day one! We’ll keep analyzing media over the next 10 days, and post brief summaries here.

Lauren Kaljur is now on the ground in Paris, and will also be periodically blogging and tweeting from here, and reporting for Open Canada.