India, the world’s second-most populous country, is key to curtailing global warming. The India Climate Journalism Program was developed and carried out in a partnership between the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, the Associated Press, and PTI—India’s largest news agency—with a goal to bolster the strength of local journalists to tell India’s climate story.

The program included five days of workshop sessions and training on the ground in Kochi from March 1-5, as well as six weeks of peer-to-peer mentorship, pairing seven AP climate journalists with PTI journalists to identify, develop, and report the impacts of the climate crisis on Kochi, in the State of Kerala.

The program combined mentorship, peer-to-peer learning and practical application of international best practices in reporting on climate in Kochi. AP senior climate journalists and editors led knowledge-sharing sessions, with skills-based learning, reporting tips, and hands-on editorial guidance. PTI senior journalists and editors led the story development process and field reporting while in Kochi. The mixed method approach provided an opportunity to effectively combine knowledge and skills on assignment.

Read the full article about climate collaboration at Stanley Center for Peace and Security.