The team

Megan Rowling is the editor of Climate Home News, taking over in February 2024 after nearly two decades as a journalist with the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF), developing its award-winning coverage of climate change. She has written extensively on international climate politics and finance, with a focus on the developing world, for which she won a UN Correspondents’ Association award in 2016. At TRF, she also led teams reporting on climate resilience and just transition. She is specialised in humanitarian crises, sustainable development and disaster risk reduction. In her early career, she worked as a business reporter for Reuters TV,  BBC World and Jiji Press.

During her spare time, she indulges her passions for dance (you’re never too old to start ballet classes!), music, languages and wandering about in nature.

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Matteo Civillini joined Climate Home News in February 2023 as a reporter. He previously worked at BBC World News and at Irpimedia, a non-profit investigative journalism outlet in Italy. He has reported on everything from mafia money laundering to songbird smuggling for publications including National Geographic, the Observer and OCCRP. In 2021, his investigation into human rights abuses in the tomato supply chain, in partnership with CBC, won the Amnesty International Media Award. Matteo strongly believes in the power of collaborative cross-border journalism to make a difference.

At the weekend, he can most likely be found in nature. He especially enjoys orienteering, climbing and skiing. He is also known for his risottos and for buying Parmesan by the kilogram.

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Joe Lo has been news editor at Climate Home News since 2023. He joined as a reporter in 2020 after stints writing about container shipping, Scotland and British politics. He’s particularly interested in where ‘investment protection’ meets the climate and has reported on this issue in GrenadaSlovenia and across Europe and Asia. His climate reporting highlight was two weeks at Cop26 in Glasgow, watching the final deal dramatically get done.

He’s a huge Chelsea FC fan and a distant relative of Bruce Lee – although his own martial arts career ended quickly as his feet got too cold.

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Sebastián Rodríguez is investigations and special projects editor for Climate Home News since 2022. A Costa Rican now based in Britain, he started out as a reporter for Ojo al Clima, Central America’s first climate news outlet. He has reported on climate for Reuters, DW and Mongabay. Before joining Climate Home News, he was editor in chief at Climate Tracker. He has reported from the frontlines of the climate crisis and investigated the fishing and pineapple industry in Costa Rica.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing chess, videogames and hiking rainforests.

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Adam Wentworth is Climate Home’s associate editor for sponsored content and a freelance writer based in Brighton, UK. He has spent 10 years working in renewable energy and sustainability. He was previously an editor at Climate Action and his work has appeared in a variety of trade publications.

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Mariel Lozada joined Climate Home News in July 2023 as audience engagement editor. A freelance journalist based in NYC, she previously worked as Spanish Associate Editor for the Global Investigative Journalism Network. She holds a Master’s Degree in Engagement Journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and has worked in the field for outlets both in the US and Latin America.

When she’s not working, she loves reading, doing yoga and taking on every crafty project she can find (not always successfully).

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Paddy Vipond joined Climate Home News as development manager in March 2024, supporting the team as he completed his MSc in Society, Politics and Climate Change at the University of Bristol. A committed humanitarian and environmentalist, he has worked for more than a decade in the NGO sector in a variety of roles with organisations including Renewable World, Freedom from Torture, Stonewall and Collective Aid. He is passionate about playing a part in finding solutions to the deepening climate crisis and helping all those impacted by it.

An eclectic blend of interests keeps Paddy’s mind from wandering too frequently to despairing at the state of the world. He collects books, tattoos, passport stamps, and memories, avoids social media, and longs to see a badger that isn’t roadkill. 

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