Journalists have a central role in communicating climate science across the world. In Indonesia and Malaysia, both middle income countries, the impacts of climate change are felt much more strongly, due to devastating floods and other extreme weather events. In these two countries, journalists can play an urgent and important role in communicating climate change with the lay public to build climate literacy. However, there are multifaceted issues to tackle including: poor quality reporting; the various languages spoken, the socioeconomic levels of the population, differing literacy levels, the overuse of jargon and technical language often used to describe climate change. This all makes presenting information about climate change too complex to understand. Unfortunately, most climate change capacity building initiatives for journalists are borne from the Global North countries and do not reflect the cultural and environmental sensitivities that Malaysia and Indonesia require. Timely action is desperately needed to build the capacity of journalists in a systematic way so that journalists can write science informed, plain language, visually appealing and impactful, engaging stories. Our solution is to close this gap by facilitating the development of a shared bank of resources for climate journalists to use freely at any time. After the resources are systematically created, we will run a training programme on how to use the resources, and then evaluate it.