In November 2013, I was asked to lead the revamp of the ForestsClimateChange.org website from a REDD+ project page to a knowledge hub on forests and climate change news, research, debate, analysis and tools. In only two weeks, I co-wrote a new strategy, redesigned and launched the new site.
Overnight (literally), it went from this:
One of my favourite features was “The Ring: A science policy debate” section we modelled on the successful New York Times series “Room for Debate”. We even customized the banner in a very cool way (click on the image to be taken to the live debate page):
I was managing editor of the site from November 2013 – July 2014, during which time I authored and commissioned numerous articles including:
- A special investigation of power and political interest in Peru’s land sector (read in English and Espanol)
- An interactive web graphic illustrating who has power over land use in Peru
- A series exploring knowledge sharing in forestry and climate change
- COP19 in Warsaw: 8 decisions to watch on forests
- Brazil first to voluntarily submit key forest data to UNFCCC
- Bullet points and Excel files: Attracting large-scale investment in forest carbon
- Live Twitter coverage of a session on climate change communications and education.