Local journalists have a unique role to play in changing the narrative around the world's environmental breakdown and becoming an essential part of the solution. Ahead of the UN's pivotal COP26 conference in November 2021, we've launched a series of free environmental journalism courses to help journalists tackle the big issues facing our planet.
Investigate local environmental stories and their possible links to climate change.
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Catherine Mackie is an editorial associate at Thomson Foundation. She is a former senior BBC journalist with almost 30 years of experience in front of and behind the camera and is an examiner for the UK National Council for the Training of Journalists. She is a former Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan.
Joining Catherine are a group of experts, including Patrick Greenfield of The Guardian, Laura Rocha of Periodistas por el Planeta and Leo Hickman of Carbon Brief (pictured below).
Patrick Greenfield is a UK-based reporter for The Guardian, writing frequently about the loss of biodiversity, the climate crisis, and possible solutions. Before working at The Guardian, he was a producer for CNN.
Laura Rocha is the President of Periodistas por el Planeta, an organisation of environmental journalists in Latin America who try to bring environmental and climate change reports to the attention of politicians and economists.
Leo Hickman is the director and editor of Carbon Brief, a UK-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy. In 2020, he was named Editor of the Year by the British Science Writers Association.
The deepening climate change crisis will be at the centre of global attention in 2021 when world leaders, experts and campaigners meet at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021.
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