“From unprecedented wildfires across the US to the extraordinary heat of Siberia, the impacts of climate change were felt in every corner of the world in 2020”
– UN Secretary General Antonio Gutiérrez
“Scientists found plastic fibers in corals in the Atlantic Ocean—and more concerning, they found that the corals readily ate plastic over food. Dying marine mammals, washing up on shore, also contain plastic inside their stomachs.”
– Jenny Howard, National Geographic
“The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.”
– Sir Robert Watson, IPBES Chair
“The frequency of pathogenic microorganisms jumping from other animals to people is increasing due to unsustainable human activities. Pandemics such as the COVID-19 outbreak are a predictable and predicted outcome of how people source and grow food, trade and consume animals, and alter environments.”
– UNEP, Preventing the next pandemic (2020)
“Getting the richest one percent to pay just 0.5 percent extra tax on their wealth over the next 10 years would equal the investment needed to create 117 million jobs in sectors such as elderly and childcare, education and health.”
– Oxfam, Time to care (2020)
Time for reconciliation:
SUPER YEARS FOR NATURE
2020 and 2021 are crucial years for the future of life on Earth: All the governments of the world are coming together to negotiate under the Convention on Biological Diversity to agree on a Global Biodiversity Framework that will provide political guidelines and commitments for everyone:
Governments, corporations, institutions, civil society to mobilize their communities and galvanize action for biodiversity.
Path of reconciliation with nature for a just, sustainable future!
GYBN is calling on all young people
TO RALLY FOR BIODIVERSITY!
Let's bring our voices, hearts and actions together in a global movement to push world leaders to raise up their commitments and actions to make an equitable and sustainable future, real!
Share our ideas
Advocate for our priorities
Understand deeper & empathize
Mobilize & get active
"Our generation has seen many of the promises of the Millennium Development Goals, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and the Kyoto Protocol fail."
"We need real transformative change - for humankind to realign priorities, values, behaviours, and actions. We have the creativity, will and energy to reinvent our systems, equitably and sustainably."
"But for our generation to have hope for a future built on peace and harmony with nature, we need unprecedent action."
Youth wants Real Transformative Change. These are our advocacy priorities coming from extensive consultation done with our community:
Integrity of our life support system
Equity for people and nature
Intergenerational Equity & Full and Effective Participation of Youth
Human rights & the rights of nature
OUR ACTION ROADMAP
Together with many partners, GYBN is following this line of action to build a Global Youth Biodiversity Movement for our future with nature:
Build youth capacity & empowerment
Advocacy & campaigning
Gather youth priorities
Global youth movement
Strong commitments towards equitable, sustainable future in harmony with nature
ABOUT THE POST 2020
What is the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework?
Global agreement that will define global action to address biodiversity loss for the next decades
"A now or never opportunity for nature"
Will replace and must improve on the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020
Read the updated Zero Draft of the Post-2020 GBF
Recognized and supported by the CBD Secretariat, GYBN represents the voice of global youth in the negotiations under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), raises awareness among young people of the values of biodiversity, and connects individuals and youth organizations in order to build a global coalition to halt the loss of biodiversity.
The network is coordinated by an international steering committee and is entirely run by young people for young people.
scholarships for youth delegates