FT expands award-winning climate coverage with new editor, content hub and events series
28 January 2021: Today the Financial Times launches Climate Capital, a dedicated new journalism offering on FT.com, edited by newly appointed climate editor Emiliya Mychasuk and led by award-winning journalist Leslie Hook.
The new reader hub draws on the expertise of a 600-strong newsroom to bring the full power of the FT’s award-winning climate change coverage under one roof.
Leveraging the unique strength and global access of the FT’s international reporting network, Climate Capital will also offer readers an influential community and events programme, providing subscribers with the perspective needed to identify the most important emerging risks and opportunities for their businesses.
A portfolio of events throughout the year will commence on March 30 with FT Live’s inaugural Climate Capital Summit, where leading climate policymakers, financiers and influencers will meet to assess the race to net-zero.
“Climate change is one of the biggest economic stories of our age and it is already transforming the world of business,” said FT editor Roula Khalaf. “The FT is a destination for compelling news on the energy transition, sustainable investing, climate finance and green technologies. The magnitude of this story and its global impact demands that it should be a major pillar of our global reporting.”
Mychasuk commented: “We continue to see a huge appetite for our reporting on emerging clean energy trends and the impact of climate change on industry, banks, insurers, accounting and other sectors, as well as across society. Climate Capital will combine all our resources in data, video, audio and sector expertise to allow readers to make informed decisions.”
The hub will expand on the FT’s already award-winning coverage of the climate crisis. Recent wins include a 2019 SOPA Award for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment for South-east Asia correspondent John Reed and environment and clean energy correspondent Leslie Hook’s coverage of China’s new environment policy. At the 2019 British Press Awards, Pilita Clark was named Environment Journalist of the Year for the fourth year running for her coverage of Antarctica. Hook was highly commended in the same category. Additionally, Hook was highly commended at the 2020 British Press Awards for her investigation into the air pollution on the London Underground.
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