The Center for Climate & Security

Home » Peter Schwartzstein

Peter Schwartzstein

Portrait of Peter SchwartzsteinPeter Schwartzstein
Journalist in Residence

Peter Schwartzstein is an environmental journalist and a non-resident research fellow at the Center for Climate and Security. Based first in Cairo and now Athens, he has reported on water, food security, and conflict-climate issues across more than 30 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Peter mostly writes for National Geographic, but has also contributed frequent articles to Bloomberg, the BBC, and the New York Times, among other publications.

In addition to journalism, Peter regularly consults on climate security and other topics for the likes of UNEP, UNICEF, ICRC, and Amnesty International, and mentors young environmental reporters. Prior to his move to the Middle East, he worked for Reuters in London. Peter holds BA and MA degrees from Trinity College, Dublin, and is a member of the Overseas Press Club, Royal Geographic Society, Society of Environmental Journalists and Frontline Freelance Register.

He is also a Global fellow at The Wilson Center and a TED fellow.

Email: pflschwartz (at)

%d bloggers like this: