A man casts a fishing net in a river; some boats and trees are in the background

The Hot Topic of Climate Change: Covering Stories and Solutions from Around the World

September 6, 2019

Reporting on Climate Change from a Solutions Lens

Climate change may be a hot topic at the moment, but it’s also one that leaves audiences prone to burnout. Rather than telling stories about the impacts of a changing climate that strike fear and paralysis in readers, how can we highlight ways that people around the world are responding to these problems? Covering solutions is one answer, and it was the motivating force behind a recent workshop hosted by EJN and the Solutions Journalism Network. Read more>>

EJN-Supported GeoJournalism Platform Helps Media Better Cover Fires in the Amazon

The recent fires in the Amazon have put deforestation in the headlines, with stories highlighting the important role the rainforests play in storing climate-changing greenhouse gases and the need for better policies to protect them. EJN partner InfoAmazonia, one of our flagship GeoJournalism projects, has long been on top of the issue, keeping an up-to-date map of fire spots that helps illustrate the true extent of the problem and allows for richer reporting on it.. Read more>>

A woman squats at the side of a river pouring water from an urn into a bowl
A resident of Ganga Sagar shows EJN journalists her catch from the sea, shrimp fry that she sells to farms for fattening - illegal but a big income source in Ganga Sagar.

Workshops Highlight Repercussions of Sea-Level Rise in the Bay of Bengal

Indian journalists gathered at the mouth of the Ganges River in West Bengal, India last month to learn about the effects of sea level rise, at a workshop organized by EJN. Held as part of EJN’s Bay of Bengal project, the workshop focused on people who have been displaced by sea level rise and are in danger of being displaced again. Read more>>

Awards Recognize Coverage by EJN Fellow and Story Grantee

Belize-based television reporter Andrea Polanco, a 2018 Climate Change Media Partnership Fellow (CCMP) and host of EJN’s recent Mesoamerican Reef workshop, received two first-place awards from the Caribbean Broadcasting Union for a series of reports she wrote during her Fellowship. India-based freelance reporter Sharada Balasubramanian – recipient of a story grant from EJN’s Bay of Bengal project – also received accolades recently by winning the country’s prestigious Prem Bhatia award for environmental and development reporting. Read more>>

Covering the Mesoamerican Reef in Belize

Working together with Andrea Polanco, an award-winning reporter at Channel 5 News in Belize and a former Climate Change Media Partnership Fellow, EJN hosted a workshop in Belize for local journalists to learn about threats facing the Mesoamerican Reef, potential solutions and how to improve overall coverage of the reef and coastal management issues. Read more>>

Upcoming Events

EJN will be at the UN Convention to Combat Desertification from September 6-13 in New Delhi, where we’re supporting a delegation of reporters from Africa and India.

On Sept. 25th, we’ll bring together journalists from our Investigating Wildlife Trafficking project to share ideas and discuss potential reporting collaborations ahead of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Hamburg, which they’ll all attend alongside journalists and partners from our global network.