• Journalists from Developing Countries are Particularly Critical at this Year’s Climate Change Negotiations

    COP21 Paris 2015
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Scientists have warned that the world is burning through its carbon budget so quickly that, unless we change course now, we will soon pass the threshold beyond which global warming becomes catastrophic and irreversible.

    In an attempt to mitigate the effects, the United Nations has been conducting global negotiations on climate change for more than 20 years, with currently 196 signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

  • The Human Dimensions of Climate Change – Ten Grants Awarded

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Despite bearing the least responsibility for the conditions accelerating climate change, vulnerable and under-represented populations—in particular women, youth, and indigenous communities—often have the most at stake. Their voices are rarely heard, in either local media or internationally. Their stories, however, could make a significant difference in policy decisions related to climate change.

  • Latin American Journalists Learn about Tools for Monitoring Marine Protected Areas

    3 journalists sit at a table, 1 stands, Captain Sepulveda sits to right
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    “It was like something out of a Tom Clancy novel,” said Ken Weiss, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who led a recent journalism workshop in Chile on marine protected areas (MPAs). “We got to visit the Chilean Navy’s Maritime Safety and Security Center, where a Chilean Navy Captain showed us – in real time – how they track ships. The captain clicked on the blinking image of a vessel and up popped a new screen with a startling amount of information, often including a picture and history of the captain, crew, and a schematic drawing of the vessel. It was teriffic.”

  • EJN´s Regional Leaders Assume Key Role as Climate Mentors

    3 women smile at the camera, one is holding a sheet of paper.
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Some of the developing world’s most experienced reporters on climate change are now working as mentors to junior reporters, to advance the quality of climate change reporting and amplify the voices of those most affected.

  • Turn flood of climate information into useable stream, experts say

    Thomson Reuters Foundation
    Thursday, September 17, 2015

    (Gustavo Faleiros, Manager of Internews' Earth Journalism Network, contributed to the Climate Knowledge Brokers "manifesto" report cited in this article from Thomson Reuters Foundation.)

    LONDON, Sept 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For a city planner looking to make a new building flood-proof, or a farmer interested in trying out new drought-resistant seed, there is no shortage of climate change information available.

  • Can Open Data Help Save the Amazon?

    Good
    Monday, August 10, 2015

    (Gustavo Faleiros, Manager of Internews' Earth Journalism Network, was interviewed for this article from Good about the environmental mapping project, InfoAmazonia.)

    The bathroom’s down the hall,” Gustavo Faleiros tells me, as we speak one June afternoon in his sunny São Paulo apartment. “But there’s no running water.” Residents of his building in the middle-class neighborhood of Pompéia have agreed to alternate water supply to their apartments—one day with and one day without—in order to eke out what trickles in from the water mains each day.

  • Women in Search of a Better World

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    (This story was originally posted on Medium.)

    Scientists and public health experts are increasingly aware of the connections between climate change, environmental degradation and health issues ranging from Ebola and AIDS to asthma.

    Gender also enters into this equation.