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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

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Enlist nature's help to quench world's growing thirst: U.N.

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world should look to nature for better ways to maintain supplies of water, keep it clean, and protect people from droughts and floods, the United Nations said on Monday.

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FACTBOX-Water, water everywhere - but for how much longer?

BARCELONA, March 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Demand for water is expected to increase by nearly one-third by 2050 as the planet's population expands, according to the 2018 World Water Development Report from the United Nations.

Mar 01 2018

Indigenous rights get boost as Green Climate Fund approves $1 billion for new projects

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A global climate fund set up by the United Nations has approved just over $1 billion in new support for 23 projects to help developing countries reduce heat-trapping emissions and adapt to a warming planet.

Feb 14 2018

Drought-hit Cape Town learns resilience lessons the hard way

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every day, the drought-hit South African city of Cape Town takes to social media channels to exhort residents to save on water, giving practical tips such as only flushing the toilet once a day with water already used for showering or washing up.

Jan 31 2018

Parched Cape Town, flood-prone Miami help cities confront water risks

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As drought-hit Cape Town faces the prospect of its taps running dry as soon as April, it is joining a project to work out how cities can better prepare for water shocks and stresses in the future.

Nov 20 2017

Pioneering climate fund for developing world gets a boost at U.N. talks

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From protecting coastal slum dwellers on Pacific islands against floods to helping poor farmers keep up harvests battered by drought in Africa, a global fund to help developing countries adapt to climate change received a vote of confidence at the latest round of U.N. climate talks.

Nov 16 2017

Keeping one billion people in the dark costs poor countries dear: study

BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments that fail to use clean, off-grid energy to help get electricity fast to the 1 billion people living without power - mainly in Africa and South Asia - are missing opportunities to improve lives and boost development, energy experts said Thursday.

Nov 16 2017

Gender plan seeks to put women in driving seat of climate fight

BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Achala Abeysinghe, an expert on legal issues at the U.N. climate change talks, advises the chair of the world's poorest countries at the negotiations. While she has worked with a series of "really good gentlemen" over the years, she thinks it's high time the group was led by a woman.

Nov 15 2017

U.N. talks plant seed for greener, more climate-savvy agriculture

BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.N. climate talks in Bonn broke a long stalemate on agriculture this week, an important step which is expected to lead to wiser and better-funded government policies to help farmers, negotiators and development experts said.

Nov 14 2017

Global insurance partnership beefed up to protect poor from climate risks

BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Germany on Tuesday pledged $125 million to boost the work of an international insurance partnership that aims to cover 400 million more poor and vulnerable people against disaster risks by 2020.


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