Fatima Arkin


Fatima Arkin is a Manila-based freelance journalist specializing in climate change, human rights and natural disasters. She has reported onsite at the 2015 Paris climate conference, the MERS outbreak in South Korea and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines for Foreign Policy, SciDev.net, Maclean’s and many others. She holds a B.A. in international development and history from McGill University and a graduate diploma in journalism from Concordia University, both located in Montreal, Canada.

Latest Articles

In Asia, US withdrawal from Paris sends ripples
22 Jun 2017

As the region grapples with how to fill a widening climate finance gap, some wonder whether China or Europe might step up. But that possibility could have its own shortfalls, Devex reports.

How faith-based shareholders are pushing companies to do more on climate change
2 Jun 2017

This week, shareholders at the Exxon Mobil Corp. scored an unprecedented victory when the board voted to pass a proposal calling on the oil giant to be more transparent about the impact of climate change on its business. But if the vote reflected changing priorities for investors, it also demonstrated the power of faith-based shareholders, who have emerged as crucial advocates in the global fight against climate change.

For faith-based organizations, climate change is a natural fit
30 May 2017

With strong moral voices and vast networks throughout the global south, groups such as the Catholic Relief Services, Islamic Relief Worldwide and the American Jewish World Service have become some of the leading players in the fight against climate change.

Climate change is undermining sustainable development in Myanmar. Here is what can be done about it.
6 Apr 2017

Myanmar's nascent democracy faces a key challenge to development — climate change. Can the government and NGOs work together to protect the country's largely rural population from intensifying cyclones and longer periods of drought?

Trying to sway the Trump administration on climate change
7 Mar 2017

As the White House finalizes its budget, faith-based groups and security think tanks are pushing for climate change to make the cut. Can they succeed where others have failed?

What is at stake for the three main channels for US climate finance?
6 Feb 2017

There is a lot of speculation over how a Trump administration will deal with climate change. Here are the three main funding channels for U.S. international climate finance flows and how each might be affected by the new government.

Engaging the private sector to finance climate change adaptation
16 Nov 2016

Discussion at COP22 has focused on how public financing can incentivize private sector funds toward climate change, including for adaptation. That money could help fill a growing gap in financing needs, as grants are increasingly replaced by low-interest loans, leaving the most affected countries worried about taking on new debt.

Green Climate Fund: Open for business
5 Oct 2016

As the Green Climate Fund approaches its 14th board meeting later this month — the last before COP22 — the organization is beginning to find its place and establish firmer footing.

The world's largest international climate funds
19 Aug 2016

The world has set $100 billion a year to support global climate action but the degree to which donor countries are fulfilling financial commitments is a contentious and complex issue. Devex analyzed the largest multilateral and bilateral international climate funds that will help mobilize the money needed to confront climate change.

Are donors pulling back on agriculture research funding?
17 Jun 2016

Three-quarters of the world's poorest people depend almost entirely on agriculture for subsistence and income. But donor investments in agriculture research are leveling off, raising questions over whether or not international donors are doing enough to support long-term food security.