The Youth Climate Report

A multilinear, interactive, database documentary film project for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Youth Climate Report

The Youth Climate Report is a multilinear, interactive, database documentary film project using a platform of a Geographic Information System (GIS) map showcasing 700+ videos of climate research produced by youth from around the world. A partner program of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the project was first introduced to the UN in 2011 as a linear, one-hour documentary film incorporating five to six video reports on climate research made by students around the world. Delegates attending the annual climate summits known as the COP conferences asked for more content each year, so a new multilinear format using GIS technologies was introduced at COP21, the climate conference held in Paris, where it was used by all signatory countries of the Paris Accord in implementing climate action plans for their respective nations.

The project was later officially adopted at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakech, Morocco in 2016 as an official education and outreach program under Article 6 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In this capacity, it is currently used as a data delivery system for the delegates attending the COP conferences as a resource in their policy creation sessions. 

The project was created, curated, and maintained by Mark Terry, an Adjunct Professor at York University and Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. Dr. Terry is also the author of the book The Geo-Doc: Geomedia, Documentary, and Social Change, published by Palgrave Macmillan.


Please enjoy and share this video made by Youth Climate Reporter Hailey Thomas-Squirrell, the late Mike Palozzi, and NASA. And if you’re between the ages of 18 and 35, take the Earth Day Challenge: Make a 3-minute video telling the world why the Earth is important to you. Send a YouTube link to it to the UNFCCC’s Youth Climate Report at and we’ll post the best ones.


Do you have a story to tell about climate research, impacts, or solutions in your country or community? The United Nations wants to see them! Please click on our Tip Sheets tab above to learn how to make a 3-5 minute documentary film for the Youth Climate Report. When your film is ready, upload it to YouTube and send us the link at for consideration. If approved, your film will be added to our GIS database and presented at the next UN climate summit, COP28, in Dubai. Good luck!


Help us continue our work in “Speaking Youth to Power”. Click on the “Donate” button below for a fast, easy, secure PayPal donation. Use this button as well to make your video processing fee payment, if applicable.

Your donation helps young people around the world participate in the Youth Climate Report project giving them a voice at the annual United Nations Climate Change summits known as the COP conferences. Their voices – and those of the global scientific community they interview – reach the policymakers who create new environmental policy for the world at these annual conferences.

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