Do you have a burning desire to transform the world’s climate? Do you aspire to lead international discussions on the environment?To join the COP28 team, four outstanding journalists from the Caribbean area are needed. This is a fantastic chance to tell the contemporary climate story while elevating Caribbean viewpoints.
- In-person or Virtual Reporting: Two finalists will attend the COP28 conference in the stunning city of Dubai, fully-funded! They’ll be gaining firsthand experience and witnessing history unfold before their eyes. Meanwhile, two additional finalists will be part of our dynamic virtual reporting team, offering real-time coverage and insights from the comfort of their own locations.
- Expert Training: As a Climate Tracker fellow, you’ll receive exclusive training from seasoned climate journalists and industry experts. This comprehensive programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the often complex world of climate negotiations and effectively communicate the urgency of the Caribbean’s climate challenges.
- Networking Opportunities: Immerse yourself in a vibrant network of climate advocates, fellow journalists, and policy influencers from around the globe. Connect with like-minded individuals, build lasting relationships, and expand your professional horizons. This is your chance to create connections that will propel your career in climate journalism forward.
- Stipend Support: We believe in the value of your work and its impact on the world. That’s why we provide a stipend to our COP28 fellows to support their reporting efforts.
Additionally here’s what you’ll benefit from:
- Full travel and accommodation coverage (as an in-person fellow)
- Work and live with journalists from around the world, in Dubai (as an in-person fellow)
- Be part of well-known COP Climate Tracker team
- Interview and network with leading environment voices in the world
- Track your country’s negotiations
- Pre-COP28 online training in the lead up to the conference
- Small group and individual mentoring throughout COP28
- Support to edit and pitch your stories throughout COP28
- Opportunities to work on collaborative stories with other reporters from around your region, and the world
- Global publicity!
Ideal candidates will…
- Be 18-35 years old
- Have at least 1 year of journalism experience
- Have a hunger to improve as a journalist
- Have a proven history of writing quality climate stories
- Decide on which of the following topics you’ll be able to write a 750-1000 word story on within the next month (deadline to apply is 31st July)
- Carbon markets
- Loss and damage
- The energy transition
2. Register and attend all or some of the sessions in our our 3-part webinar series: COP28: Caribbean Climate Justice Perspectives, where our expert guest speakers will dive into Caribbean takes on carbon markets, loss and damage, and the energy transition
3. Fill out the online application form, sharing your passion for climate journalism, relevant experience, and your vision for covering COP28, and submit your compelling climate-related story or article you’ve written and published. Showcase your talent and ability to engage readers through impactful storytelling.
5. The Climate Tracker team will carefully review each application, selecting four outstanding journalists to join our COP28 team.
Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to be at the forefront of global climate action and raise the voices of the Caribbean to new heights.