PLANETARY EMERGENCY

Climate change

Pollution

Biodiversity loss

Pandemics

Inequity

Climate change

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Pollution

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Biodiversity loss

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Pandemics

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Inequity

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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.​

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Path of reconciliation with nature for a just, sustainable future!

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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

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WHY YOUTH?

 
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"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."

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OUR PRIORITIES

Youth wants Real Transformative Change. These are our advocacy priorities coming from extensive consultation done with our community:

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Integrity of our life support system

2

Sustainable living

3

Equity for people and nature

4

Intergenerational Equity & Full and Effective Participation of Youth

5

Transformative education

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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 

(consultations)

Actions

Global youth movement

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Strong commitments towards equitable, sustainable future in harmony with nature

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GET ENGAGED!

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SPEAK UP

What is the future you really want?

Your voice also counts! 

Share your vision and priorities with us!

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UNDERSTAND DEEPER

Expand your views, reflect, question:

Deepen your understanding of our social ecological crisis

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MOBILIZE

Become part of the global youth movement for nature and biodiversity

More mobilization and engagement opportunities to come!

Keep in touch!

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HAPPENING NOW

Engagement opportunities

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Youth consultation on Transformative Education

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Upcoming events

Consultations, trainings, webinars

Upcoming events

Consultations, trainings, webinars

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ABOUT THE POST 2020

What is the Post-2020 global biodiversity framework?

Global strategic plan for biodiversity being developed under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

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

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ABOUT GYBN

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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chapters

40+

member organisations

558

ground projects

50+

scholarships for youth delegates

210

1.2 milion

members

172

countries

2.8 milion

people reached

3 milion

views

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