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.
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TO LIVE IN HARMONY WITH(IN) NATURE
In December 2022, the second part of the 15th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity will be held, deciding on a new worldwide strategy to stop biodiversity loss: the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
After 3 years of consultations with youth from over 100 countries, our network agreed on one thing: we need a framework that leaves no one behind. We are commited to push for an ambitious framework that is based on rights and equity.
Path of reconciliation with nature for a just, sustainable future!
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
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."
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