Women's Forum Global Meeting 2022


Melissa Godin




Mélissa is an award-winning journalist writing character-driven stories about the climate crisis. Mélissa has worked for TIME Magazine, the New York Times and produced a documentary as a National Geographic Storytelling Explorer. Her stories have appeared in the Guardian, the Washington Post, Reuters, Vogue, the Globe and Mail, among others. In 2021, Mélissa was named an Emerging Climate Journalist of the Year finalist by Covering Climate Now and the Columbia Journalism review for her “refreshingly original topics, assiduous reporting and lively characters, resulting in journalism that teaches but also delights”. Previously, her writing has been published in No Planet B, a collection on climate justice by Haymarket Books. Her documentary, Daughters of Drought, about how climate change impacts Malawian women won for Best Short Documentary at the Toronto International Women Film Festival. Melissa has also received awards and grants from the Society of Environmental Journalists, One World Media, among others.

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