Deadline: 17 February 2017
The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is seeking applications for its program entitled “Pacific Islands Climate Change Story Grants” to support the production of in-depth, previously untold climate change stories in the Pacific Islands.
Pacific Island countries are among the most vulnerable to climate change and are already facing climatic stresses on the region’s food security, disaster response capacity, and water availability. In some cases, the conditions undermine the continued viability of human habitation in parts of the region. Communities living in regions with climate changes that undermine their livelihoods rarely have the opportunity to have their stories told in the media.
The Earth Journalism Network is looking to capture these stories and support journalists in opening up the information flow around climate change issues in the region.
Story proposals must focus on issues related to:
- climate change resilience
- adaptation and natural resource management
- gender implications and perspectives
EJN is offering grants ranging up to a maximum of 500 USD, depending on the proposal and method of coverage, but it is of course advantageous to request smaller amounts.
- Journalists (online, print, television) and other media practitioners with a track record of reporting on environmental issues are welcome to apply.
- Encourage freelancers and staff from all types of media outlets both large and small to submit applications.
- The stories that will be published in local media outlets across the Pacific Islands are considered.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
Eligible Countries: New Guinea, Honshu, Sulawsesi, South Island, North Island, Luzon, Mindanao, Tasmania, Hokkaido, Sakhalin, Taiwan, Kyushu, Hainan, New Britain, Vancouver Island, Shikoku, New Caledonia, Palawan, Viti Levu, Hawaii, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Australia, Russia, Republic of China, Canada, France, United States of America.
For more information, please visit Earth Journalism Network.