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Journalist Resource April 13, 2023

Climate Change and Labor: The Media Landscape

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Climate change has had a profound effect on labor issues around the world, but the media landscape has lagged in reporting on the complexity of these relationships. Critical intersections—including gender discrimination, loss of traditional livelihoods, and a just transition to clean energy—are yet to be fully explored on a global scale. 

This needs-assessment seeks to identify key intersectional issues, analyze previous reporting and journalist capacity on labor/climate issues, and gather input on what media outlets require in order to achieve a significant scaling in coverage of these issues. 

Climate change is intersectional, and treating climate as an issue separate from labor is seen as a common media mistake. Explore the main insights from this research in the Pulitzer Center's Climate Change and Labor Media Landscape Report.


Executive Director: Jon Sawyer

Author and Research Lead: Flora Pereira da Silva

Digital Researchers: Gustavo Faleiros,

Jelter Meers and Steve Sapienza

Graphic Design: Natan Aquino

Collaborators: Marina Walker Guevara, Nathalie Applewhite, Nora Moraga-Lewy, Leilani Rania Ganser, and Ethan Ehrenhaft

Data Graphics: Kuang Keng Kuek Ser

Copy Editor: Dana Thompson

Interviewees: Amol Mehra, Farhana Sultana, Jason Walsh, John Schwartz, Laurie Parsons, Marielle Ramires, Marina Dias, Maxwell Boykoff, Navin Khadka, Phaedra Pezzullo, Raissa Galvão, and Saleemul Huq


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Environment and Climate Change

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Labor Rights

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