The Centre for Climate Reporting is a not-for-profit investigative journalism organisation focused on the biggest story of our time: climate change.
Across the world, powerful politicians, companies and individuals are obstructing the transition to a low-carbon economy. They often do so behind closed doors, while publicly claiming to be part of the solution to climate change.
Through in-depth, cross-border investigative reporting, our mission is to hold these actors to account.
To ensure that these stories reach as wide an audience as possible, we partner and collaborate with the world’s most respected media organisations.
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UAE oil company executives working with Cop28 team, leak reveals
Two PR professionals from oil firm Adnoc listed as providing ‘support’ to UAE team running climate summit
Leaked audio reveals UAE plans to “minimise” criticism of human rights abuses ahead of major UN climate summit
UAE’s Cop28 team warned senior government officials that human rights groups “will use this opportunity to attack the UAE” and discussed plans to “preserve” the country’s reputation.
Revealed: UAE state oil company planned major green rebrand ahead of climate summit
Leaked documents reveal Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, headed by Cop28 president, “increasingly aware of the reputational challenges posed by our brand name”.
Lawrence is an investigative journalist whose work has primarily focused on the connections between climate change, political influence and dark money. He has investigated fossil fuel-funded climate sceptics, Big Oil’s war on climate action, and the special interests seeking to slash UK environmental regulations post-Brexit. His 2021 undercover investigation into ExxonMobil’s obstruction of US climate policy led to two major Congressional inquiries. Lawrence’s work has been featured in the New York Times; Washington Post; Wall Street Journal; CNN; BBC; Financial Times; O Globo and others. He was previously Special Projects Editor at Unearthed.
Tom is a BAFTA-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. He has filmed, produced and directed films for major broadcasters including the BBC, Channel 4, ARD, ARTE and VICE. He has investigated narco gangs in Mexico, Britain’s far-right street movements, vigilantes, underground animal rights activists and clandestine drug producers. He has conducted agenda-setting undercover investigations into corporate tax avoidance, dirty Russian money in London real estate, dark money in British politics and fossil fuel lobbying. His films have been featured in the Guardian, New York Times, Times of London, Daily Mail, Financial Times and others.
The Centre for Climate Reporting is strictly editorially independent.
We are committed to working with integrity and fairness to uncover wrongdoing. Our work is made possible through the generous support of the Energy Transition Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; Meliore Foundation; and KR Foundation. Seed funding was provided by Greenpeace UK.