India Climate Journalism Program

Local to global journalism collaborating on India’s climate story


How do you tell the story of the climate crisis in climate-vulnerable countries? By listening, learning, and building on the strength of local journalists and media organizations to tell that story.

From extreme weather events to slow on-set events, India’s climate story provides a snapshot of the plight of climate-vulnerable countries in dealing with the multitude of climate crisis impacts.

The India Climate Journalism Program–designed through a partnership between The Associated Press’ Global Climate Desk, the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, and The Press Trust of India (PTI)– was initiated to strengthen and elevate the work of local journalists who are telling that story of the climate crisis in India.

PTI, the largest news agency in India, is committed to telling that story through its national reach and a team of journalists across the country.

This program partners AP journalists and editors with PTI journalists and editors in a peer-to-peer mentorship arrangement that enables both to learn from each other while strengthening the way PTI covers climate in India.

The program integrates contextual knowledge of the climate crisis, key skills and knowledge to effectively report on climate, and explores the nuances of covering climate in India.

PTI journalists report in real time to produce compelling stories from Kochi, a region in India at the frontlines of the climate crisis.

COP28 Fellowship

As an extension to the program in Kochi, the COP28 Climate Journalism Fellowship brought one PTI fellow and one AP mentor to report on location at the UN climate change conference in Dubai (COP28) in collaboration with AP and the Stanley Center.


Spotlight on Kochi, India

Climate crisis, adaptation and hope