2022 will be remembered as the year Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine triggered the first truly global energy crisis. Major economies scrambled to find new energy sources and raced to invest in renewable energy sources, but also to buy coal. For some, thoughts about the long-term consequences of unabated climate change faded to the background.
At The Globe and Mail, we believe it’s important to keep climate at the forefront and to continue to look at the long-term challenges and solutions needed to help mitigate climate change. More than a year ago, The Globe launched the Climate Innovators and Adaptors digital hub in partnership with Rolex. It’s a destination for world-class, visually driven journalism that highlights the people, communities and companies who are working toward climate solutions and innovations.
Some of the work has been extraordinary:
- Joel Balsam and photojournalist Stephanie Foden were nominated for the 2022 Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Climate Solutions Reporting award for their reporting on an Innu band council and regional municipality’s attempt to declare Quebec’s Magpie River a legal person
- Award-winning photojournalist Joshua Irwandi brought us the exclusive story and images of Indonesia’s controversial plan to replace its sinking, polluted capital with a new “forest city” called Nusantara
- Neal Rockwell brought us the story of a Quebec graphite mine that is dividing a community’s support for the electric vehicle revolution
I’m happy to report that this partnership will continue through 2023, with an aim to continue to bring you the best in solutions-based journalism related to climate change. For the record: while Rolex supports the initiative financially, the company has no say in what stories The Globe covers or how we cover them.
Thank you for your continued interest and support.
Senior Editor – Climate, energy and environment
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