This book looks at how the global climate summits organized by the United Nations are mediated across the world. It emerges from the work of the Media Climate network, a cooperative venture started in 2009. Our work is based on the conviction that climate change is the global challenge of the 21st century. Our shared overall question is: what is the role – and responsibility – of journalism in communicating this challenge and the global attempt to solve it? In an earlier volume (Eide, Kunelius & Kumpu [ed.] 2010) we offered a look at how global climate politics from the Copenhagen summit were interpreted in the 18 countries of our network. This book studies global climate journalism from a set of transnational perspectives. In order to start unfolding them, let us first take you to South-Africa, to the last UN Conference of Parties – the Durban COP17.