The Climate Elections

Our new initiative aims to empower journalists to integrate climate change into their campaign and elections reporting

Climate Elections Resources

Covering Climate Now has launched The Climate Elections project, a nonpartisan effort to help journalists and newsrooms give climate change, and its solutions, the coverage it deserves in 2024 elections coverage.

The climate stakes at this perilous moment are undeniably high. “Countries around the world face critical questions about leaving fossil fuels behind, adapting our transportation infrastructure, housing stock, and farming practices to increasingly harsh weather, and protecting the people most at risk,” write CCNow’s co-founders and veteran journalists Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope.

Addressing climate change in time requires a worldwide effort, at every level of government and society, but contrary to attempts to politicize the issue, climate change is not partisan — and neither is reporting on it.

To help journalists ramp up their climate reporting, CCNow is offering a few new tools:

Our Sharing Library helps CCNow partners amplify their outlets’ stories, by making them available to other newsrooms for republication, and helps partners expand their own coverage by running stories available for syndication.

And we want to hear from journalists and newsrooms. It’s our responsibility in an election year to inform voters about what’s at stake, and what the candidates plan to do about it. How can CCNow help you and your colleagues deliver on that responsibility?

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