MISSION OF ClimateMedia
ClimateMedia is an independent news agency with a distinct voice on global sustainable development, the human dimensions of climate change and the prime source of comprehensive coverage on the impact of earth changes on developing countries. Our mission is to report on stories of Climate Change in the developing world as it unfolds, giving voice to those most affected.
VISION OF ClimateMedia
ClimateMedia tracks sustainable development goals and the Post-2015 Agenda, a multi-year process designed to eradicate poverty and ensure social inclusion, while protecting and preserving the environment. The agency communicates simply and effectively tangible solutions for climate change adaptation, mitigation and climate risks in the developing countries to the global media, parliamentarians, environmental companies and institutions and policy makers in the United Nations member states. Chief Executive Officer and Bureau Chief Nosh Nalavala: “We offer comprehensive on-the-ground reporting with the best available information on the twin challenges of climate change and development. We combine the research of environmental writers in the field with the expertise of international climatologists to support decision-makers in finding ways to both minimize the impacts of climate change and reduce poverty through the pursuit of low carbon, sustainable development.”
ClimateMedia stories and interviews are written for the common reader — readers concerned about the state of the planet. Our editorial team works each day to bring news stories that are balanced, cutting edge, timely and, above all, useful to each reader. Moreover, our stories are “live” and since they are interview-based we are able to present a human perspective.
We primarily cover the countries in the developing world — it’s a niche we have created and it is in keeping with the United Nations mandate “[Climate Change] is the major, overriding environmental issue of our time, and the single greatest challenge facing environmental regulators. It is a growing crisis with economic, health and safety, food production, security, and other dimensions.”
ClimateMedia Bureau Chief Nosh Nalavala, winner of the 2011 Prince Albert II Foundation and the United Nations Correspondents Association Award, is a global communications and public information specialist. He believes in and advocates a positive vision to alleviating poverty, disease, hunger and the impact of earth changes in the world’s poorest countries by creating awareness in the global media to the suffering of the men, women, and children in these vulnerable countries. In his work for the United Nations, he has conceptualized, created and implemented public information programs on development issues, conducted advocacy and outreach programs, and worked with specialized agencies to create media strategies. He has over 20 years of work experience in the field of development.
He has created image-branding strategies for the United Nations Development Programme for 6 years through a print publication, UNDP NEWS, distributed within the United Nations system, financial institutions, international donors and academia.
Later he edited SOUTH-SOUTH IN ACTION, a publication initiated by the UNDP Special Unit for South-South Cooperation. He mainstreamed South-South cooperation across the UN system and throughout the international development community by leveraging its global reach as well as its policy and institutional capacities to assist UN agencies and developing countries in strengthening their South-South cooperation capacities. He engaged through the publication with a wide range of partners, including Member States, UN entities, multilateral bodies and private-sector and civil society organizations in order to provide the most efficient, effective and comprehensive communications support for South-South cooperation.
Nosh Nalavala conducted advocacy and communications campaigns on issues of poverty, HIV/AIDS and debt relief as Media Officer for the United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States and Landlocked Developing Countries. As the officer overseeing global media communications, he implemented information campaigns and incorporated campaign messages and themes into all relevant events and programs conducted by UNDP, DESA and other United Nations agencies.
PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNITED NATIONS: In formal partnership with the United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States and Landlocked Developing Countries, he edited and published THE COMMITMENT magazine for the United Nations since 2009 on the constraints of developing countries, in English and French.
Nosh advocates the moral and ethical dimensions of climate change in developing countries and in his work for the United Nations has implemented public information programs on development issues.