With the world undergoing dramatic environmental change, The Earth Journalism Network believes it is increasingly important for journalists to dig deep into stories that uncover the various drivers of degradation, point out the actors and hold them to account and push decision-makers to respond.

EJN is seeking stories that go beyond answering the basic who, what, when and where, and investigate how and why governments, businesses and financial institutions are acting in ways that directly or indirectly exploit our land and natural resources, and outline the repercussions.

Environmental issues are often highly complex, and journalists are encouraged to unravel the intricacies of and linkages between the conditions that enable these exploitations to take place and explain their combined impacts on our planet.

Story proposals should focus on one of the following topics:

  • Wildlife trafficking
  • Land clearing
  • Extractive industries
  • Ocean pollution
  • Air pollution

For the purposes of this grant call, EJN are accepting applications from South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific region but not Australia or New Zealand.

Applications are open to journalists (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with experience in investigative reporting and covering environmental issues.

More information can be found here.