2022 Climate Tracker Just Transition Journalism Fellowship-Philippines

Deadline: January 31, 2022.

Advocates have been underscoring the importance of a ‘Just Transition’ in the Philippines. But the idea remains an abstract aspiration especially with gaps in the climate conversation. As the country takes steps toward climate action by raising its carbon emission reduction target to 75% by 2030, what would a ‘just transition’ look like for the Philippines? What are the key issues to be addressed to achieve this goal?

These are some of the questions they want you to learn and report about through their new fellowship, in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Philippines. 


To help you out here, they’ve got three groups of fellows they’re looking for.

  1. Experienced journalists from across the Philippines who have an interest in reporting more about the just transition in a national sense
  2. Reporters who are interested in focusing their stories on their province. Ideally, here they’re looking for journalists who are not based in Manila and can write about the just transition in a very local sense, about their province
  3. Campus journalists who are searching for the chance to build both their knowledge and reporting profile as it relates to the just transition
  4. If you’re between the ages of 18-35 years of age, based in the Philippines, and find that any of these three descriptions matches you, please APPLY TODAY! 


This fellowship has a lot in store! Our fellows will benefit from:

  • The chance to build their publishing profile around climate, energy, renewables, and the just transition
  • Get training and mentoring from experts and experience journalists to effectively report on these issues 
  • Fellowship grant to fund their stories
  • Recruitment into our growing network of over 18K journalist and media professionals around the world 


Submit a pitch for a story focusing on just transition in the Philippines. 

Your pitch needs to include: 

  • Working title
  • Story summary (max 200 words)
  • Sources – let us know if there are any sources (like interviews) you’ve already confirmed, or ones you think you have a good chance of securing soon (prospective)
  • Story length – how long do you think the story will be? We recommend limiting the story between 600-1200 words for analysis and feature pieces. Investigative stories could be longer
  • What media do you think your story would be ideal for? – this helps us to get an idea of the style you plan to use
  • Links to stories you’ve published before
  • A link to your CV


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