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.
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.
Climate Tracker was founded in 2015, and has delivered cutting edge training, innovative media campaigns, and supported incredibly talented teams of young reporters around the world ever since.
The organisation was founded in the lead-up to the Paris Climate talks, but the idea was born years before. In 2009, a global coalition of climate-focused NGOs called the GCCA, believed that innovative young climate bloggers might be able to influence their national negotiators at the UN climate talks. This idea was known as Adopt a Negotiator.
The Adopt a Negotiator became an infamous element of the annual UN climate talks, pushing the boundaries of climate reporting at the time. Its reporters influenced front-page stories around the world, and supported dozens of powerful young reporters between 2009 and 2015.
After co-managing the Adopt a Negotiator project for 2 years alongside Joshua Wiese, Chris Wright wanted to build on this success, and create a global platform to support young climate journalists around the world. That is how Climate Tracker was born.
Since then, Climate Tracker has engaged more than 15,000 young journalists with fellowships, opportunities, and training around the world. Our network of journalists have published articles across more than 114 countries and in 24 different languages.
Has now managed funds across more than 65 countries and grants from every continent. Queen of Climate Tracker’s Karaoke competitions. Working from the Philippines. Also speaks Tagalog and Visayan.
Former editor of the first climate news site in Central America. Based in San José, Costa Rica. Failed chess player. Also speaks Portuguese and Spanish.
After covering 3 COP’s he’s now passionate about sharing his experience with journalists from across Latin America. Passionate drinker of Fernet and Terramotos. Working from Chile. Also speaks Spanish.
Became the youngest news manager in a media giant in Manila. Has produced documentaries on Climate Change, Sustainability and Disaster Risk Reduction recognized by international award-giving bodies. Working from the Philippines. Also speaks Filipino.
A trained electrical engineer who’s always learning. Always optimistic about the future. Incredibly, working out of Venezuela. Also speaks Spanish
Was one of Climate Tracker’s fellows at the Paris Climate Talks, back in 2015. Passionate gardener and veggie smoothie maker. Working from Trinidad (and sometimes Tobago). Also speaks Trinidadian Creole, a little Spanish, and some Italian.