For the two long weeks delegates from 195 countries are gathering together at the Climate Change Conference 2015 in Paris to find consensus on a treaty, the so-called . A difficult task with everyone fighting to protect the interests of their own country.
As a team of eleven journalists we accompanied seven insiders and consultants from various countries from day one in the proceedings until the final decision in the main plenary hall „La Seine“ in an extensive multimedia production. We produced multimedia articles, video reportages and interviews, radio reports and photo reportages.
“Das Paris-Protokoll” was nominated for the Grimme Online Award 2016 and the Goldene Kamera 2017.
Our Multimedia Blog
“Do we want to set the goal to two [degrees] or do we want to set the goal to one and a half [degrees]? […]”
“You poor people on that side of the line? You’re fucked…”
Except for a small series from the preparation meetings in Bonn, the documentary shows two intense weeks in Paris and the daily life of the summit: stress, insomnia, frustration, success, happiness.
I had the extraordinary opportunity to document non-public sessions such as the (the Least Developed Countries) or the (Ad Hoc Working Group), who were in charge of preparing the “Paris Agreement”.
And finally, the possibility to shoot close up the exhausting and dramatic last hours of the final session in the plenary hall “La Seine” until Laurent Fabius’ hammer finally hit the table.
Our cooperation partners were the German Television NDR, the Robert-Bosch-Stiftung, Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and investigation experts CORRECT!V.
Design and Coding
I was responsible for art direction, logo and layout design as well as coding, with Philipp Dittrich.
The one-pager shows the 13 days of the summit with all articles, galleries, radio clips and video reports.
The layout is based on a column on the left dedicated to our seven insiders who relate to the corresponding articles in the main content part on the right.
So all articles including detailed information about our seven Inside are always available one click away in the left column.
Besides our seven insiders we also categorized all countries, such as the decision-makers, the obstructionists, the weak and the climbers.
The blog is based on WordPress Content Management and the mobile ready framework is .
Typefaces used are: Google Fonts Roboto, Roboto Mono and Georgia.
Idea and concept:
Kai Schächtele, Jan M. Schäfer, Christian Frey
Jan M. Schäfer (Managing Editor, Documentary Director)
Kai Schächtele (Text)
Christian Frey (Art Direction, Photography, Camera)
Max von Klitzing (Production, Managing Editor)
Editor and Social Media: Tina Friedrich
Video Reportages: Hanna Halfon, Babette Hnup, Philipp Katzer
Radio: Nina Zimmermann
Video Editing: Moritz Ohlsen
Code: Philipp Dittrich, Christian Frey
+ Research: Annika Joerres, CORRECT!V
The Documentary Film
On the 13th of December the COP21 was history. The Paris Agreement the center of tough and long discussions and the following COPs with many disappointments.
Our 30 minute TV-reportage tells the story of our seven insiders during the two week Paris 2015 summit. It was aired for the first time on 17th of December 2015.
(About the climate summit as a city)
Ein Gipfeltag mit Ilka Wagner
(About a day with Ilka Wagner, German delegation)
Die Kunst des Verhandelns
(About a day with Hans Verolme, consultant)