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About MeCCO


We monitor 131 sources (across newspapers, radio and TV) in 59 countries in seven different regions around the world. We assemble the data by accessing archives through the Lexis Nexis, Proquest and Factiva databases via the University of Colorado libraries. These sources are selected through a decision processes involving weighting of three main factors:

  1. geographical diversity (favoring a greater geographical range)
  2. circulation (favoring higher circulating publications)
  3. reliable access to archives over time (favoring those accessible consistently for longer periods of time)


MeCCO Research Team

Midori Aoyagi1, Anne Gammelgaard Ballantyne8, Andrew Benham2, Max Boykoff2, Catherine Bruns11, Patrick Chandler2, Meaghan Daly3, Kaori Doi1, Rogelio Fernández-Reyes4, Lauren Gifford2, Erin Hawley6, Kyotaek Hwang2, Isidro Jiménez Gómez5, Jennifer Katzung2, Kyungsun Lee2, Jari Lyytimäki10, Lucy McAllister9, Erkki Mervaala10, Gabi Mocatta6, Ami Nacu-Schmidt2, David Oonk2, Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey2, Olivia Pearman2, Lars Kjerulf Petersen8, Anne Hege Simonsen7, and Andreas Ytterstad7

1National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan, 2University of Colorado Boulder, 3University of New England, 4Universidad de Sevilla, 5Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 6University of Tasmania, 7Oslo Metropolitan University, 8Aarhus University, 9The Technical University of Munich, 10Finnish Environment Institute, 11University of Minnesota

MeCCO Lead Team

MeCCO lead Project Investigator, Max Boykoff
MeCCO Infographics, Design & Outreach Lead, Ami Nacu-Schmidt
MeCCO Counts Coordinator & Technical Support Lead, Olivia Pearman

MeCCO is a Multi-University Collaboration

University of Colorado Boulder, Aarhus University, Deakin University, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan, Oslo Metropolitan University, University of New England, Universidad de Sevilla, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, The Technical University of Munich, Finnish Environment Institute, University of Minnesota