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Hey Trackers,

We’ve wrapped up our #DietChangeNotClimateChange competition, and we’re going through the entries now. Thank you to those of you who submitted!

On the heels of the recent IPCC report, we’re seeing climatechange appear a lot more in the news. This is something we’re happy to see, and we hope this surge in climate coverage will motivate governments to take substantive action.

Some good news in Malaysia, for example: following aRadioNZ report that developed countries were dumping thousands of tonnes of plastic into the country, 30 illegal plastic recycling plants have just been shut downTahniah!

Any interesting climate journalism work you’d like to share? Send it to us!



Announcing our COP24 Fellows! After a very difficult few months of applications, reviews, interviews, and selections, we would like to announce our COP24 Fellows! We welcome:
  • María Julia Arana (Bolivia/Argentina)
  • Sharon Tshipa (Botswana)
  • Meriam Khadraoui (Tunisia)
  • Manka Behl (India)



350.org is hiring. There are positions available in Japan, East Asia, Turkey, Latin America, and the USA. This organisation has a track record of doing important work and treating their employees well. Take a look!

ASEAN Pre-COP Capacity Building Workshop. With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland happening in just over a month, the Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD) has teamed up with the Singapore Youth for Climate Action (SYCA) and Energy Studies Institute (ESI) to bring you a capacity building session geared towards youths and how we can prepare for COP24.


UN Says Climate Genocide Is Coming. It’s Actually Worse Than That. The last time David Wallace-Wells wrote about climate change, he almost broke the internet. Now he’s back, with a piece for NY Magazine, describing the realities of 2 degree warming (actually we’re slated for 4 degree warming by the end of the century).


“How long we continue to is, really, up to us, which is to say it will be determined in the province of politics, which is to say public panic like that produced by the IPCC report can be a very productive form of policy pressure,” he writes.

Kids’ climate change lawsuit against federal government can proceed. Young people are holding the American government accountable for environmental destruction. The trial is cleared to begin October 29, and involves 21 children and youth.


In the meantime, also check out this piece by The Atlantic,covering a statement that suggests Trump may be shifting his views ever so slightly on climate change. “I don’t think it’s a hoax,” Trump said on Sunday. Took him long enough.

What else will we lose? The Smithsonian says that the next victims of climate change will be beer, coffee, and chocolate. The New York Times and CNN are both covering heritage sites threatened by climate change. On the list? The Blue Mosque in Turkey, Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Easter Island. Yes, the whole island.


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Meet Angelica Yang, a dedicated young journalist from the Philippines. She’s just won two awards for her work, and hopes to continue covering science and the climate. Learn more about what she learned during her Climate Tracker fellowship in the Philippines.

Tell us about your accomplishments! We want to know – really. Did you publish something recently, or win an award? Tell us at lily@climatetracker.org.


We’re Climate Tracker. Since 2015 we have delivered cutting edge training, innovative media campaigns and brought incredibly talented teams of young reporters to the UN climate negotiations.

We have delivered in-person trainings in more than 30 countries, hundreds of online webinars, and awarded travel scholarships to more than 350 young journalists.

Our network of journalists have published more than 6000 articles in their national media, covering more than 114 countries and 24 languages.

Want to know how you can work with us? Email our director at chris@climatetracker.org

Lily Jamaludin

About Lily Jamaludin

Lily Jamaludin is a Malaysian writer and researcher. Previously, she helped design education opportunities for stateless youth in Borneo, and assisted in eviction-prevention initiatives in the Bronx. She’s excited to mobilise more young writers from developing countries to influence national debate around climate change.