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The Global South Climate Database

The Global South Climate Database is a publicly available, searchable database of scientists and experts in the fields of climate science, policy and energy.

The project, set up by Carbon Brief with the support of the Reuters Institute’s Oxford Climate Journalism Network, aims to ensure that journalists from all over the world can contact climate experts from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific.

Learn more about why the database was launched here.

“Every climate, environment and science reporter should have this database bookmarked and saved.”
– Madeleine Finlay, The Guardian, Science Weekly podcast

“The database is public service journalism at its best. It’s an invitation to widen our apertures and find scholars to help us tell richer, fuller stories on the most profound challenge of our time.”
– Somini Sengupta, New York Times

“The Global South Climate Database is an important starting tool in the battle to decolonize climate knowledge and expertise.”
– Farhana Sultana, Researcher in decolonialisation

“Adding my name to the database has already increased my visibility. This is part of grassroots science/society that will lead to the transformative change we need. Use it!”
– Regina Rodrigues, IPCC

The database

The database lists each person’s area of expertise, institutional affiliation, contact details and other relevant information. The experts cover many different languages from around the world, but all speak English too.

You can use the search bar to filter by research expertise, nationality, institution, pronouns, etc.

The database was last updated on 31 October 2022.

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.

Join the database

English-speaking climate experts from the global south are invited to fill out the form below, so that reporters and outlets from around the world can get in touch with you.

Click here to add your details to the database

When filling out the form, questions marked with a star are required, but all other questions are optional. Your details will be added to the public database following verification of your identity.

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Feel free to forward the form to climate experts from the global south who you think might be interested in joining the database. However, please do not fill it in on anyone else’s behalf, as the form asks for personal details (such as contact information).

If you wish to amend or remove your details from the list, please email [email protected].

About the database

The database currently lists 849 experts from 102 countries. The map below shows the nationalities of the respondents, where larger circles indicate a greater number of experts.

All experts on the database are nationals of at least one global south country. Some experts have dual nationality and so are counted twice on this graphic.

There are currently more than 70 languages represented on the database. Spanish, Hindi and French are the most commonly spoken languages by experts on the database, after English.

Around 60% of respondents to the database use he/him pronouns, while 35% use she/her. Meanwhile, 0.9% of respondents identify as they/them.


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