Kiara Worth (Dr.)

Digital Editor Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Kiara Worth is a storyteller who uses photography, writing, and spoken word to inspire change. She believes stories have a transformative power, igniting the empathy needed to create a more sustainable future. A South African national, Kiara has been sharing stories about the sustainability movement for over a decade. 

With a Ph.D in Political Science (University of the Western Cape), Kiara has been a photographer with ENB since 2015. She covers the international negotiations on climate change, sustainable development, biodiversity, chemicals management, agriculture, wildlife management, and others. Her photographs have been featured in the New York Times, BBC, The GuardianRolling Stone Magazine, and other world news sources and publications. 

Kiara previously worked as a photo-journalist in remote areas of Papua New Guinea, using her stories to communicate issues of sustainability. She was also the lead for the youth constituency at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development and a primary author for the UNICEF Youth Advocacy Guide, along with a variety of other youth-related training materials and publications. Kiara also lectures at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is an editor for the South African Institute of International Affairs, and produces photographic and written stories for a number of community-based initiatives in Cape Town, South Africa. She is also exploring podcasts to share stories of change from the global South. Her work on housing issues, inequality and sustainability have featured in a variety of South African media. 

Kiara’s collection of stories can be found at

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