Climate Tracker Fellowship at the UN Climate Action Summit

Climate Tracker has eight reporting fellowships available for journalists, photographers and video makers. It’s the chance of a lifetime to report from the events in the leadup to 2020. All expenses are covered. The deadline is 10 August 2019.

Organisers are looking for young journalists from around the world who want to make a big impact in their countries by publishing about a youth movement or young leader pushing for climate action in their country.

As of today, the plans presented by countries are not enough to keep global warming within the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C degree limit. That is why UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling for a special summit in New York, the Climate Action Summit, which will convene and urge global leaders to set forth concrete plans that raise ambition on climate action.

Special guests of the Summit will be Presidents, Prime Ministers, and the leading environmental campaigners, scientists from around the world, including Greta Thunberg!

Just a couple days before this, young leaders from all over will gather at the first ever Youth Climate Summit to showcase climate solutions and engage with decision-makers on the defining issue of our time. All expenses such as accommodation and round-trip tickets will be covered as part of the fellowship.

Main criteria

The Fellowships are available to young people aged from 18 – 32, from anywhere around the world.

You have to write and publish about a youth movement or young leader pushing for climate action in your country. Your article should be at least 500 words.

If you are thinking of doing a photo essay, make sure you profile great climate activists or marches and publish it in media.

If you are thinking of video, it could as well profile some people or reflect on the movement you are profiling. Get it published into another story or in media in your country!

You have to find a news site, blog, newspaper, magazine, etc. that is willing to publish your article. It can be at a local, regional, national or international level.

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