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.

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

This India Climate Journalism Program was formulated to ultimately tell that story of the climate crisis in India.

The Associated Press, Global Climate Desk, in partnership with The Stanley Center for Peace and Security and The Press Trust of India, is proud to partner in delivering this historical global initiative that builds on the strength of local journalists to tell the climate story.

The Press Trust of India, the largest news agency in India, intends to tell 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 will report in real time to produce compelling stories from Kochi, a region in India at the frontlines of the climate crisis.


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