Climate Home News welcomes article pitches. This page is a guide to what we are looking for, who to contact and what information to provide.
In all cases, send a short (<300 words) outline of what you intend to write, not the finished article. The relevant editor may have guidance on how to make it a good fit for Climate Home. While we try to give timely feedback, we cannot guarantee a response to your pitch.
News and investigations
We have a modest budget to commission freelance reporting from around the world. Successful stories complement the coverage of our editorial team and combine human interest with hard news.
All stories must have a climate change angle and an international outlook. While our coverage is informed by scientific evidence, our editorial focus is on the political, economic and social dimensions of the climate crisis. We do not typically run stories based on a research paper or widely distributed report. Topics of interest include climate finance, major energy projects, land use conflicts, loss and damage attributable to climate change, greenwash, climate diplomacy and geopolitics.
In your pitch, explain:
Rates start at £0.35 a word (GBP). A standard 600-word news story should involve interviewing (and usually quoting) at least three sources and linking to relevant data or research. We periodically run reporting programmes on a given theme with a budget for travel expenses and in-depth reporting. We can also support bids for reporting grants.
Climate Home offers a platform for insightful commentary on the climate crisis. This is generally unpaid but exceptions can be considered for authors not backed by an institution. A good comment article:
Email comment pitches to the editor Megan Darby [email protected].
If your goal is to promote the work of a particular organization to Climate Home’s unique audience, a branded content deal may be appropriate. Contact James Ramsey to discuss paid-for content placement: [email protected]