Allison Gacad

One Earth Fellow, Canada, 2019

Allison  is a freelance journalist based in Vancouver, Canada, covering science, environment, and climate news for Canadian and international outlets. She is trained as a youth journalist by the Foundation for Environmental Education in partnership with the UNFCCC and UNESCO, having most recently reported from COP23 in Bonn, Germany. At COP23, she was a speaker on a UNESCO panel on climate education. She is currently pursuing a BSc in Global Resource Systems at the University of British Columbia. Her interdisciplinary approaches to studying food systems, agriculture, and the environment provide a foundation for bringing science to the forefront of her journalism. Allison believes that meaningful climate journalism, particularly driven by youth and grounded in evidence-based reporting, is essential to combatting today’s climate emergency.