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Vision & Approach

Vision

The project will unite, engage and develop young people around the issues of climate change at the world’s biggest ever climate change event, COP-15 in Copenhagen.

Unite

  • The project will bring together young people from all over the world, together, who have a passion for the issue of climate change.
  • The project will bring together the perspectives, activities and achievements of youth NGOs from all over the world, together, who are focused on the issue of climate change.

Engage

  • The project will give roles to these young people that will give them a relevant reason and purpose in engaging with the activities and events at COP-15.
  • The project will give roles to these young people that they can use as an opportunity to build their knowledge and networks with other organisations.
  • The project will engage the public around the perspectives, activities and achievements of youth NGOs from all over the world, who are focused on the issue of climate change.

Develop

  • The project will develop young people in their communication and networking skills around the issue of climate change.
  • The project will build the knowledge of young people around the issue of climate change.
  • The project will be a genuine, quality experience with which they can draw from in taking on other opportunities.

Approach

The project is a multilingual blog where young people report on the other side of COP-15, the aspects of COP-15 that will not get coverage from the mainstream media: the activities, events and festivals outside the negotiations.  It will be the #1 blog for non-negotiations coverage of COP-15.

Multilingual blog

A blog is an online journal that one or more users can edit and write for the whole world to read and comment on.  The blog will bring together the reports on activities, events and festivals outside of the official negotiations.  With an emphasis on youth, through reporting it will combine the perspectives, activities and achievements of youth NGOs who are focused on the climate change issue.

Writers are encouraged to write in all languages they have proficiency in.  Compulsory languages for the blog are English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French, Hindi and Chinese.  The project will also seek the help from the impact team to translate articles into the languages they have proficiency in.

Young people

It will seek young people from all over the world as writers for the project, who will be responsible for reporting at least daily.  It is also being entirely created and run by young people.

Writers will be guided and supported by guidelines and standards for their writing as they would for a professional publisher, which will improve their written communication skills.  The experience they will gain from being writers will be useful in seeking future opportunities.

The other side of COP-15

Reporting will focus on the activities, events and festivals outside the negotiations.  The project assumes it will not have access into COP-15, but understands that there will be significant newsworthy activity outside that deserves to be reported.

Writers will be spread widely across all events, encouraged to use their own initiative, interests, and abilities to find interesting stories for the blog.  They are encouraged to consider their own personal goals and development in guiding their reporting.  This will also give voice to the people and organisations that have come to COP-15 to do something, particularly the youth organisations.

#1

The blog will be the most visited site for non-negotiations coverage at COP-15.  It will be updated live, constantly through the day.  Our articles will be used and referenced by newspapers, publications and blogs around the world.

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