Amber Allott is NationalWorld's environment and sustainability specialist, based in London. Amber has a special interest in conservation, air quality, climate activism, and how Britain's green spaces are changing - and making sure they get the coverage they deserve.
Before moving to the United Kingdom, she worked as both a print and radio journalist in New Zealand for a number of years - for Stuff and The Press, and for Newstalk ZB.
Amber was environment reporter for The Press, a major daily newspaper in Christchurch, where she regularly wrote in-depth features exploring local and national climate and environmental issues; like water quality, emissions, conservation, the decline and extinction of endangered native species, and where agriculture, industry, and the environment intersect. She was also the lead writer for two major campaigns. One helped crowdfund the money to buy a 500ha block of farmland on an iconic Christchurch hillside and bring it into public ownership, where it will be allowed to naturally regenerate. The other involved writing most of the features for the inaugural issue of the Forever Project Ōtautahi, which launched The Press' campaign to help Christchurch become an internationally-recognised National Park City.
As a radio reporter for Newstalk ZB, Amber was on the ground at some of New Zealand's most significant, shocking and devastating events. These included the March 15 Terror Attacks and the Northwood Gas Explosion. Amber also covered the Amber-Rose Rush murder trial, and was the first journalist in the country to report the School Strike 4 Climate movement was coming to New Zealand. Amber also briefly worked for a bilingual business magazine in China’s Guangdong province.
She has a BA in sociology, and studied a Postgraduate Diploma in journalism, and a Master of Journalism degree specialising in true crime podcasts at Massey University.