The international conversation at annual UNFCCC climate negotiations is no longer just about "climate change" or "global warming." It is also about survival. People's livelihoods are at stake -- right now -- and these same people, most impacted by climate change, are often given disproportionately low attention as the leaders of the world decide their fate.
Project Survival Media (PSM) is a collaborative global network of youth journalists using video, photography, and blogs to report from the frontlines of the climate crisis. Our media teams report on the most compelling climate stories from around the world, amplifying voices underrepresented by mainstream media.
At the UN climate negotiations, PSM shines a spotlight on peoples who are most impacted by climate change -- indigenous peoples, peoples from least developed countries and small island states, young people, and women. We seek to give a human face to an issue often discussed solely in terms of political drama or abstract scientific targets.
Project Survival Media sent a team of eight youth photographers, videographers, and writers to share the stories of people on the frontlines of climate change for the winter 2011 UN Climate Negotiations in Durban, South Africa.
Our team hails from Kenya, India, the Netherlands, and the US.