Living Through The Climate Emergency

CCNow partners published, shared and amplified human-centered stories focused on how people and places experience the climate emergency and how they, and all of us, can survive it.

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During our “Living Through the Climate Emergency” joint coverage week in April 2021, Covering Climate Now partners collaborated to produce and share human-centered stories on the climate crisis. Read our recap of the week’s coverage.

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Science tells us that the climate emergency is here now. From rising seas to raging wildfires, from sizzling heat to devastating storms and hurricanes, climate change is reshaping daily life in communities around the globe. If humanity doesn’t act, in a big way and soon, the future will be grim.

Many in our audiences know this. They want more information, and they want action. Others continue to have a poor understanding of the scope and severity of the problem. That’s why our new joint coverage week is themed “Living Through The Climate Emergency.” During the week, many CCNow partners are running human-centered stories focused on how people and places experience the climate emergency and we all can survive it.

The week kicks off on Monday, April 12th, in the lead up to Earth Day, with the release of a Climate Emergency Statement by CCNow and eight of our core partners. We invite journalists and news outlets everywhere to sign the statement and participate in the week, themed “Living Through the Climate Emergency.”

Partners who are making their content available for republication and rebroadcast include some of the biggest names in news—Reuters, Bloomberg, Agence France-Presse, NBC News, CBS News, PBS, VICE, Noticias Telemundo, Al Jazeera English, The Guardian, Asahi Shimbun, Times of India—and many local outlets around the world. View the coverage week preview and toolkit.

How does a journalist or newsroom participate?

  • Publish and broadcast stories about the climate emergency and share them with the CCNow community. Please submit your story here and use these sharing guidelines. After we review, we’ll add your story to the sharing library and post it on the CCNow’s new Slack workspace so partners can access the content
  • Republish or rebroadcast at least one story a day by CCNow partners to extend the reach and impact of all partners’ works. See the curated collection to schedule pieces in advance and check the sharing library for updates and new stories. Make sure to follow the sharing guidelines below when you republish or rebroadcast content.
  • Engage Your Audience: Share the social media callout that asks readers and viewers about how they’re living through the climate emergency. We ask that you add #ClimateEmergencyWeek to the callout so we can track responses. After the collaboration week, we’ll share these audience perspectives with you. Have other engagement ideas? Let’s discuss in our member slack workspace.
  • Amplify CCNow coverage on social media. Use the social assets below to inform your audience about the week and show your commitment to climate. Be sure to reshare stories on your social media from across the CCNow collaboration and use #ClimateEmergencyWeek on the posts.

Sharing Guidelines

This helps us track our collaborative efforts

When publishing your own content for the joint coverage week, please include the following tagline: This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.

When republishing partner content CCNow partners MUST include the following tagline: This story originally appeared in [originating outlet name, with a link to the original story] and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.

Please include our partnership logo on your own content and republished stories. Download here.

For more detailed information and guidelines about CCNow’s content sharing arrangement, see here.

Social

Let’s inform audiences and bring to light our collective effort by using the #ClimateEmergencyWeek hashtag when we share stories. We’ve also create visual assets for your use across your social media accounts and some sample copy below to get you started.

Check out our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages throughout the week where we’ll be posting stories from all partners and encourage you to do the same. If you see a story that you think we should share, let us know by posting with #ClimateEmergencyWeek and tagging us @coveringclimate.

Engagement Callout

Use one of the engagement questions we’ve created below or craft your own, more localized question. Remember to include #ClimateEmergencyWeek when posting so we can track responses and deliver them to you.

  • How is the climate emergency impacting your daily life?
  • How are you surviving the climate emergency? (Have you had to start buying water? Do you wear a mask due to low air quality? Have you moved?)
  • Are you a frontline worker? How are you experiencing the convergence of the climate and covid crises?

#ClimateEmergencyWeek Visuals

Access social assets in English

CCNow Climate Emergency Week Image

Access all blank social assets

(for you to fill in other translations or engagement questions)

Sample tweets

Living Through the Climate Emergency @CoveringClimate joint coverage week begins today. We’re running stories focused on the people and places experiencing the climate crisis and how they can survive it. #ClimateEmergencyWeek

We’re participating in @CoveringClimate Living Through the Climate Emergency joint coverage week, and are committed to informing our audience about the realities of the crisis AND it’s solutions. First up: *copy about your specific pieces* #ClimateEmergencyWeek

Ahead of Earth Day, we’re joining the journalism collaborative @CoveringClimate to report on the climate emergency and we want to know, how are you experiencing it in your daily life? #ClimateEmergencyWeek

THREAD:

Science tells us the climate crisis is here, now, and frontline communities know this all too well. We’re joining @CoveringClimate’s #ClimateEmergencyWeek to increase reporting that centers impacted communities and we want to hear from you. 1/2

Tell us about your experiences by replying/tweeting your response with #ClimateEmergencyWeek. How are you surviving the climate emergency? What changes have you had to make in your daily life? 2/2

Slack

We’ll be communicating with partners about the Climate Emergency Week on CCNow’s new collaboration Slack workspace. If you’re a partner and would like to join the Slack workspace, email our engagement editor, Mekdela Maskal. If you’re not yet a partner and would like to join our Slack, you can sign up here.