Climate Tracker

Published: September 6, 2023

The call for just energy transition has never been more urgent as the world, especially vulnerable regions like Southeast Asia, grapples with the effects of climate change. This shift is not merely about switching to clean energy sources, but also creating a fair and equitable transformation for all.

Climate Tracker Asia is bringing together journalists from Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines to tell important narratives of communities affected by energy transitions in their home countries. This approach ensures that no voice, especially of the most vulnerable, is left unheard.

Let’s meet the fellows of Empowering Community Voices in Southeast Asia’s Just Transition, a program supported by Oxfam Pilipinas.

Indonesia

Kharishar Kahfi

Kuka is a science journalist with a Master’s degree in science journalism from New York University. He covers the environment and science topics for The Jakarta Post. When not on deadline, Kuka spends time reading comics, playing video games, and doing laundry.

Meidella Syahni

Meidella works as a journalist for local and mainstream media outlets in Indonesia. Her bylines appeared on The Asian Parents Indonesia and Mongabay Indonesia. She focuses on environmental topics such as forests, indigenous communities, and energy transition.

Dhana Kencana

Dhana is a journalist and editor at IDN Times whose work spans across various formats including podcasts and data visualizations. He focuses on environmental issues, climate change, forests, energy, health, and science.

Dhana has received a number of national and international awards, grants and fellowships. He also published a photo book titled “024 021.”

Philippines

Gaea Katreena Cabico

Gaea, named after the Greek goddess of the earth, is a climate and environment journalist based in Manila. She is currently a senior reporter with Philstar.com.

Gaea finds joy in answering New York Times crosswords.

Rachel Ganacial

Rachel is a journalist based in Palawan, the Philippines. She writes stories about agriculture, human-interest subjects, environment, and climate change.

When she’s not busy chasing stories, Rachel hikes and runs. She also lives her “island girl” life in a province surrounded by beautiful beaches.

Jazmin Tabuena

Jazmin is a freelance photo-video journalist and multimedia artist. She focuses on covering politics, gender equality, environment and music. She’s a memer in her free time.

Vietnam

Do Trang

Trang is a journalist based in Vietnam who covers the environment, culture, tourism, transportation, and entertainment. In recent years, climate change has emerged as a significant concern for many Vietnamese.

Trang holds degrees in psychology and law.

Nguyen Linh Chi

Linh Chi is a Vietnamese journalist in the fields of culture and society, and she begins her career in 2020. Linh Chi is a dynamic individual with a strong desire to learn and explore. She is an introvert, but sometimes an extrovert.

Phan Chí Hiếu

Chí Hiếu is a reporter for Intellectual Property Magazine. He began his journalism career in 2015. Chí Hiếu graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Hue University of Science.