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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

14 Feb 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.

31 Jan 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.

31 Jan 2018

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

BARCELONA, Jan 31 (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.

20 Nov 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.

20 Nov 2017

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

BARCELONA, Nov 20 (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.

16 Nov 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.

16 Nov 2017

Keeping 1 bln people in the dark costs poor countries dear - study

BONN, Germany, Nov 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - G overnments 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.

16 Nov 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.

16 Nov 2017

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

BONN, Germany, Nov 16 (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.

15 Nov 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.

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