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To contact an individual journalist, please refer to the About us page where all reporters’ emails are listed.

Anonymous sources and leaks

Climate Home News reporters try, whenever possible, to report information from named sources.

However much of our reporting is on sensitive diplomatic spaces. To bring readers the full picture CHN will occasionally rely on sources we cannot name.

Not all people define “off the record” and “on background” in the same way. We think it is important that anyone speaking to us knows exactly how their information will be used. Our reporters use the Associated Press definitions, which are outlined below.

On the record: The information can be used with no caveats, quoting the source by name.

Off the record: The information cannot be used for publication.

Background: The information can be published but only under conditions negotiated with the source. Generally, the sources do not want their names published but will agree to a description of their position. Reporters should object vigorously when a source wants to brief reporters on background and try to persuade the source to put the briefing on the record. These background briefings have become routine in many venues, especially with government officials.

Deep background: The information can be used but without attribution. The source does not want to be identified in any way, even on condition of anonymity.

In general, information obtained under any of these circumstances can be pursued with other sources to be placed on the record.

Leaking to Climate Home

If you have sensitive information to share with Climate Home News you can contact us by encrypted email. We are committed to protecting our sources.

Megan Darby, editor: [email protected]

Chloé Farand, senior reporter, investigations: [email protected]

Other reporters contact details can be found here.

Republishing our work

Climate Home News considers requests to republish or translate our work on a case-by-case basis. Contact editor Megan Darby: [email protected]

Making a complaint

We can look into complaints about items we have published which are in our control. We adhere to the Standards Code adopted by IMPRESS and can only deal with complaints which relate to an alleged breach of the standards set out in this Code:

We can only deal with your complaint if you are:

  • personally and directly affected by an alleged breach of the Code
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We are also regulated by IMPRESS, but initial complaints must be made to Climate Home News in writing at the following address:

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If you are not satisfied with the final response to your complaint, or if you do not hear from us within 21 calendar days of submitting your complaint, then you can refer your complaint to our Independent regulator IMPRESS at the following address:


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