Climate Tracker at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York

Deadline: 10 August 2019
Open to: young people aged 18 – 32, from anywhere around the world
Venue: 19-26 September, New York, USA


Climate Tracker is 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. 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. That is why we are asking you to publish a story about young people who are making climate action a reality.

The best eight writers will get a chance to attend and cover the Global Climate Strike, the UN Youth Climate Summit, the UN Climate Action Summit, and other events happening in New York City from the 19th – 26th September 2019.

Climate Tracker has partnered with the Stanley Foundation and the UNSG’s Climate Action Summit Team to organize this fellowship


You have to write and publish about a youth movement or young leader pushing for climate action in your country. You could decide to profile one individual person that has inspired you or your country, or write about a local, national, or international movement that is pushing for change.


The eight fellows will also receive training on climate and journalism organized by Climate Tracker and the Stanley Foundation, participate in group interviews with high-level officials/experts, and network with amazing people from all over the world! All expenses (such as accommodations in close proximity to the UN headquarters and round-trip, economy-class airfare) will be organized and covered for the eight fellows as part of the fellowship.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please submit the application here.

For more information and to apply please visit this website.