About Climate Tracker

Climate Tracker (CT) is an international non-profit organization, aiming to support, train and incentivize better climate journalism globally. We believe in the power of journalism, but recognize that many young journalists don’t have the training, resources or support to identify and tell the climate stories they want to.

Founded in 2015, Climate Tracker has had a consistent presence across Asia. Since then, we have engaged thousands of young Asian journalists through our combination of practically applied training, innovative media research, and locally focused grant opportunities.

What We Do

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.

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.

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

Our History

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.

Our Model

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

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

Our Core Values

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

Focus On Journalists In Under-Resourced Geographies

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.

Invest In Young Journalists

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.

Support Better Climate Stories

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.

Focus On Journalists In Under-Resourced Geographies

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.

Invest In Young Journalists

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.

Support Better Climate Stories

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 Team

Meet the people behind Climate Tracker

Biena Magbitang

Regional Director

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.

Gaea Katreena Cabico

Journalism Mentor

A young journalist based in the Philippines. Writes about the planet and its people. Believes that EXO is the best K-pop group. Also speaks Filipino.

Jom Daclan

Operations Manager

Has been working in the non-profit sector for over two decades, primarily on projects related to urban resilience and environmental management. Loves to run, on roads and trails. Based in the Philippines. Speaks English and Filipino.

Agnes Saycon

Finance Manager

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.

Chris Wright

Managing Director

Amateur Ultra Runner, Perpetually “learning Python”, Professional Coffee Drinker. Australian working from Borneo. Also speaks Malay and Spanish.