Climate Tracker – Raising the Next Generation of Environmental Journalists

Climate Tracker – Raising the Next Generation of Environmental Journalists

Empowering the next generation of environmental journalists to stand up for our planet.

Europe | 01/01/2015 –

Climate Tracker is a youth-led organization with a network of over 7000 environmental journalists in more than 150 countries. We aim at mainstreaming the topic of climate change in national media around the world by empowering young journalists and communicators, especially from the Global South. We believe that with the right support, any young person can become a powerful voice for climate change.Through capacity building, online and in-person training opportunities, fellowships, competitions, and assignments, as well as conducting research on climate change, development, and sustainability, we support a truly global network of young changemakers in shaping the course of their national Climate Change debate.In 2018 we want to expand our environmental work to the field of biodiversity: although it does not receive as much media and political attention as climate change is receiving, the rapid global deterioration of biodiversity is forming as great a threat to human society as climate change is. The global loss of biodiversity is directly linked to issues of land-use, exploitation of resources, pollution and climate change, and needs to be mainstreamed into the global debate in order to higher the political pressure on international action. Climate Tracker plans to set up a media and education campaign revolving around the upcoming UN Biodiversity Summit, taking place in Egypt in November 2018. Using this high-level political event as a hook to capture a global audience, Climate Tracker will send a team of 5 young journalists from especially biodiverse countries to the summit in Egypt to cover its developments and raise awareness and ambition in their respective countries and in the international media.

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