Laurie Goering

Climate Editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Laurie Goering edits the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s award-winning daily news website on the humanitarian and development impacts of climate change, including issues around food and water security and climate adaptation. As part of her work, she has for seven years trained and mentored a network of more than 100 developing world climate change journalists, many in South Asia and Africa.

She has previously developed and led journalist trainings on climate change issues, including food security, in Asia, including in India and Vietnam, and has guided creation of journalist training on climate and disaster resilience issues for BRACED, the U.K. Department of International Development’s 140 million pound leading climate change resilience effort .

The website she runs has won a broad range of awards, including the Society of Publishers in Asia award for “excellence in reporting on the environment” in 2016 and the Asian Environmental Journalism award for “excellence in environmental reporting by a media organisation” in 2015 and 2013. The journalists she trained and mentors also have won numerous awards, scholarships and reporting fellowships.

Prior to coming to the Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2009, she worked as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune newspaper for 15 years based in New Delhi, Kuwait, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Havana, Mexico City and London, covering a wide range of issues..