COP23 Press Release

PRESS CONFERENCE: November 15, 2017 | 14:00 | Press Conference Room 1 Theatre | BULA Zone 3

NEW DATA DELIVERY SYSTEM PRESENTS NEARLY 300 VIDEOS OF CLIMATE RESEARCH

BONN, Germany – The Youth Climate Report, a video series first introduced at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate in 2011, introduces a new digital technology that showcases nearly 300 videos of global climate research produced by youth.

Designed to provide a voice for both the communities of global youth and global science, the UNFCCC partner program is now presented on a platform of a Geographic Information System map. Produced by Canadian filmmaker and PhD Candidate, Mark Terry, the new interactive format is produced as a multilinear, database documentary project that situates each video at the longitude and latitude coordinates of where the filmed research takes place. Each video also contains meta data including links to further information on the presented climate topic of each video and research done by the profiled climate scientist.

“Working in collaboration with the UNFCCC’s Communications Department and the delegates attending the COP conferences, I have been able to customize the project to best suit the needs of the policymaker,” said Terry. “The current format provides both explicit and implicit narratives of climate research and allows the scientific community to present their work in a more accessible, non-text format.”

Videos are curated throughout the year by the UNFCCC and Television for the Environment (TVE), a charitable division of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Youth the world over submit videos based on specific themes. This year the themes were Climate Friendly and Resilient Cities and Oceans and Climate Change. This 2017 winning entries are “Let Mangroves Recover” made by Adarsh Prathap from India and “Turning Green” made by Younes Lamsaoui from Morocco. A press conference presenting the winners and their films is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 at 18:00 at the Media Event Room, Bonn Zone.

The Youth Climate Report project is an official partner program of the UNFCCC together with UNEP, TVE, the United Nations Development Programme and the GEF Small Grants Programme.

For further information:

Mark Terry | E: [email protected] | M: +01-416-899-5855 | youthclimatereport.org | futurecinemaproject.com

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