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About Climate Tracker

Climate Tracker (CT) is an international non-profit organization, aiming to support, train and incentivise better climate journalism globally. We believe in the power of journalism, but recognise that many young journalists don’t have the training, resources or support to identify and tell the climate stories they want to. We also recognise that this challenge is often greatest in the countries hardest hit by climate change. That’s why we:

Provide training and fellowships for young journalists around the world to tell better climate stories locally. 

Conduct action-oriented media research to better understand the biggest challenges,  trends, and obstacles to powerful climate reporting around the world.

Fund young journalists to report on the world’s most pressing issues and cover the world’s biggest moments, UN negotiations and conferences 
Support global collaborations between young climate journalists, newsrooms and NGOs around the world.

Mission

Our mission is to support, train and incentivise young journalists in developing countries to tell better climate stories. 

Our Core Values

At Climate Tracker, we want to support better climate journalism around the world. To achieve that, our core values include:

Climate change is a global issue, and many journalists and newsrooms report on it incredibly well. However, there are too many powerful stories being untold, and too many young journalists who don’t receive the support they deserve. Our fellowships and training is most valuable in languages and geographies where this kind of support isn’t easy to find.
We believe that young journalists are critical influencers in the global climate debate. The climate crisis is a global communications challenge that needs to be told with local audiences in mind. Investing in young journalists to tell accurate, informative, human stories, is one of our most powerful tools in developing in shaping the global climate debate. It is also an investment that can help shape national climate conversations for years to come.
Our work is always focussed on supporting better stories for local audiences. To do that, we need to be able to better understand national media trends and support powerful local journalists to tell stories that resonate. Supporting better climate stories, also means supporting a broader range of storytellers.

Our Model

Through a partner-funded non-profit model, we have delivered in-person training sessions in more than 30 countries, hundreds of online webinars, and awarded travel scholarships to more than 350 young journalists.

We have run participatory media research in over 20 different countries, and have developed a unique, participatory approach to media analysis and action planning.

Through our thematic media campaigns, we have also supported young journalists to publish more than 7000 climate stories in their national media.