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The Global South Climate Database is a publicly available, searchable database of scientists and experts in the fields of climate science, climate policy and energy. The goal of the project, set up by Carbon Brief with the support of the Reuters Institute's Oxford Climate Journalism Network, is to ensure that journalists from all over the world can contact scientists from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific.

The database

Climate change is a global issue – so it is vital that scientists from around the world are represented in reporting on the topic. However, climate scientists from the Global South are often underrepresented in the mainstream media. This includes their views and lived experiences, as well as their scientific findings. 

Carbon Brief, with the support of our Oxford Climate Journalism Network, has set up the Global South Climate Database to ensure that journalists from all over the world can contact scientists from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific.

Who has joined so far

The Global South Climate Database is a publicly available, searchable database of scientists and experts in the fields of climate science, climate policy and energy. It lists each person’s area of expertise, institutional affiliation, contact details and other relevant information. The Oxford Climate Journalism Network, a programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, is supporting Carbon Brief to promote and maintain the list. 

More than 400 climate scientists and experts from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Pacific in the fields of climate science, policy and energy have already added their details to the database.

This group comes from 80 different countries and can conduct interviews with reporters in 51 languages, from English to Yoruba to Hindi. Their collective expertise spans fields including road freight decarbonisation, tropical meteorology, mapping carbon sinks, and energy modelling.

How to join the database

We invite climate scientists from the Global South to fill out the form below, so that reporters and outlets from around the world can get in touch with you. Additionally, Carbon Brief and the Oxford Climate Journalism Network might contact you for future media opportunities. This may include providing quotes for articles, writing guest articles, speaking in webinars or other activities. 

We also welcome anyone to forward the form to climate scientists from the Global South who they think might be interested in completing it. However, please do not fill it in on anyone else's behalf, as the form asks for personal details such as contact information. When filling out the form, questions marked with a star are required. All other questions are optional. 

Your details will be added to the public database following verification of your identity. If you wish to amend or remove your details from the list, please email gscsd@carbonbrief.org

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Picture: Glaciologists monitor the Gepang Gath Glacier in the Indian Himalayas. Credit: Rakesh Rao | Climate Visuals