Newsroom is Covering Climate Now
From Monday, Newsroom joins 250 media organisations internationally who are highlighting global climate change in the week leading to a critical United Nations summit.
Our team of writers - environment editor Eloise Gibson, investigative journalist David Williams, political editor Sam Sachdeva, conservation and biodiversity writer Farah Hancock, political and Pacific reporter Laura Walters and business and climate commentator Rod Oram - have prepared a series of fascinating news features for next week.
We will also re-publish stories from Covering Climate Now project partners The Guardian (UK), The Nation (US) and the Columbia Journalism Review, among others. Other New Zealand media participating in the week are Stuff.co.nz, RNZ, 1News, Newshub, the New Zealand Herald and The Spinoff. The combined audience of the 250 media worldwide is around 1 billion people.
The international effort from September 16 to 23 is building to the UN Climate Action Summit in New York. The UN's call to action includes: "Climate change is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle climate change, but it will require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society."
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has told world leaders headed to the summit, including Jacinda Ardern: "Don't bring a speech, bring a plan."
Coinciding with this special week of coverage, Newsroom is launching a new section on our site called 'GreenRoom' which will house all the climate week coverage plus our extensive catalogue of environmental news and analysis pieces. GreenRoom will give an added profile to our environmental journalism and display the range of content we produce on climate change risks and policies, conservation, biosecurity, water quality and sea level rise on an ongoing basis.
* Watch video below for Covering Climate Now explained *