About us

At Climate Home News, we believe quality climate journalism can change the world for the better. Here’s how we play our part.

Mission

We deliver original journalism that informs and inspires action to tackle the global climate crisis.

We do this by:

• Reporting and analysing major developments in international climate action

• Exploring tensions between competing interests and values

• Exposing wrongdoing or obstruction and holding power to account

• Amplifying the voices of those hardest hit by the climate crisis

• Highlighting transformative action from across society and the economy

Vision

Climate change is the biggest story of our time.

Climate Home News aims to be the go-to media outlet for a global community of doers and thinkers seeking to understand the political, social and economic drivers of the climate crisis and climate action.

Values

  1. Collaboration: We are open, honest and responsive in our communication, understanding how our roles and responsibilities fit together, while recognising that as a small organisation we all have to pitch in sometimes.
  2. Rigour: We uphold our reputation as a trusted source of information by checking facts carefully and asking the right questions, while treating readers, sources and colleagues with respect.
  3. International outlook: We source stories from around the world, including underreported regions and multilateral forums, to serve a global readership.
  4. Integrity: We uphold the independence of our editorial and tell the stories that need to be told, without fear or favour.
  5. Originality: We take the initiative and find stories others miss.
  6. Supportiveness: We are open-minded and seek to learn from each other as we take on new challenges. We seek out partners with whom we can form mutually beneficial partnerships.
  7. Ambition: The urgency of the climate crisis demands that we all bring energy and focus to fulfilling our mission.

The Team

 

Megan Darby joined Climate Home in 2014 and became the editor in 2021. In her reporting career, Megan rocked the boat at UN shipping talks, told the inside story of the “lionesses” behind net zero and explored what climate migration looks like in Bangladesh. Her previous job at Utility Week taught her the difference between energy and electricity. Now her role is to make space for quality climate journalism to flourish. If all goes to target, she will reach retirement age in a net zero emissions society – but as a journalist, she doesn’t take that on trust. When she is not editing, Megan enjoys singing, crosswords and discovering the world anew with her son.

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Chloé Farand joined Climate Home News as a senior reporter in June 2019. After honing her reporting skills on local papers in east London, Chloé carved herself a space on the environment and climate beat as a freelancer, writing for national and specialist publications. Her stories have taken her to Brazil, French Guiana and Tanzania. Climate Home has immersed her in the intricate world of climate diplomacy. A foot on each side of the English Channel, Chloé misses French bakeries but has discovered a love for the UK’s great outdoors. She enjoys hiking, camping and making ceramics at the potter’s wheel.

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Zak Derler joined Climate Home News in 2018 and became the associate editor of branded content the following year. The role has allowed him to report on diverse angles of the global climate crisis including Inuit-led Arctic shipping policies, the importance of energy efficiency for smart cities, and the role of observational satellites to monitor changes in Earth’s climate variables. In a previous life, Zak worked in documentary television and as a classically trained stage performer. He also holds a masters degree in Environmental Science, works part time in a volcanology lab and enjoys mountaineering, gaming, and bipolar advocacy.

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Joe Lo joined Climate Home News as a reporter in 2020 after stints writing about container shipping, Scotland and British politics. He’s particularly interested in where ‘investment protection’ meets the climate and has reported on this issue in GrenadaSlovenia and across Europe and Asia. His climate reporting highlight was two weeks at Cop26 in Glasgow, watching the final deal dramatically get done. He’s a huge Chelsea FC fan and a distant relative of Bruce Lee – although his own martial arts career ended quickly as his feet got too cold.

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@joeloyo



Isabelle Gerretsen joined Climate Home in 2020 as a reporter. She has covered a landmark court ruling against Shell, interviewed youth activists from around the world, and investigated safety concerns following the 2020 Mauritius oil spill. She also runs the climate justice reporting programme, which spotlights the stories of communities on the frontlines of climate change. She previously reported on climate and environmental stories for CNN and the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Isabelle grew up in Amsterdam, the cycling capital of the world. Outside of work, she enjoys playing tennis, travelling and seeing West End musicals.

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@izzygerretsen


Climate Home News is the trading name of Climate Change News Ltd, a UK company registered at 42a, High Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1JT.

Its CEO and founder is James Ramsey.


Sponsors

Climate Home News is actively seeking new partnerships, find out more here.

Climate Home News is grateful to be supported by the below organisations.

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Climate Home’s main income is through our sponsorship model. Sponsors are offered promotion and advertising through the site, our social media channels and our newsletters. CHN notifies sponsors that support does not grant any oversight or access to editorial decision making. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of sponsors or their products, services or opinions.

Sponsored posts run clearly marked on our site and social media. They are provided by sponsors or otherwise produced with their guidance. They are not Climate Home News editorial.

Supporters

We accept donations through a Patreon account. Donors have no access to editorial decision making.

Reporting programmes and special reports

Climate Home works with funding partners to support the coverage of particular topics through reporting programmes or special reports. The scope of reporting is agreed in advance with the funder and individual articles are commissioned and edited by Climate Home. Activities or content supported in this way are transparently labelled.