Youth Climate Report (YCR) is a crowdsourced science journalism project — by youth for the world.
The project was developed by Neko Harbour Entertainment and is presented at United Nations Framwork Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conferences in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Participants can get involved in two ways: by registering and contributing to the YCR blog and by applying to be a YCR video reporter.
YCR bloggers contribute regular articles, photos and short video reportages on the subject of climate change science. Video reporters will take on interview duties in partnership with fellow university and college students, who will act as interview segment producers.
Interview teams (video reporter and segment producer) find a climate change scientist or researcher to interview. After introducing themselves and the project, teams then go out and do the interview. The interview is cut into a short (2-3 minutes) news report, and the segments screen online at the Youth Climate Report website.
This year, the video news segments you submit may also be screened for delegates participating at The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (COP21) to take place in Paris.
What’s in it for you?
Youth Climate Report gives you a voice at the high level (UNFCCC) climate change policy discussion table.
YCR reporters contribute to the discussion around climate change via their interviews and news segments, and have a potential impact on delegates participating at the UNFCC conferences of the parties (COPs).
YCR bloggers gain attention and followers in the worldwide climate change and environmental blogosphere and may eventually be invited to contribute guest blogposts for other well-known blogs.