The InfoPacific GeoJournalism platform was developed as part of the Pacific GeoJournalism project to support and aggregate environmental and climate change stories and data from throughout the South Pacific Islands. It puts particular emphasis on covering the impacts of a changing climate on local communities and the environment, including how communities are adapting to climate change and related policy decisions.
Inhabitants of the Pacific Islands have been among the first impacted by the effects of climate change. But there has been a lack of attention and resources dedicated to helping local media report stories about problems resulting from rising seas, increasingly extreme weather and other impacts.
To address this gap, EJN works to improve the quantity and quality of information on climate change impacts and resilience strategies available to communities. It does so by equipping local journalists with the skills and know-how to produce fact-based, solutions-oriented coverage of climate change adaptation issues.
Current activities include: Grants and mentorship for local journalists to develop environmental stories; a climate change field reporting project for journalism students of the University of South Pacific; and a partnership with Pacific Islands News Association to aggregate environmental reports for InfoPacific.
Banner image by Aude Emilie Dorion.