PLANETARY EMERGENCY

Climate change

Pollution

Biodiversity loss

Pandemics

Inequity

“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

Climate change

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“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

Pollution

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“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

Biodiversity loss

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“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)

Pandemics

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“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)

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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1

Integrity of our life support system

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2

Sustainable living

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3

Equity for people and nature

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4

Intergenerational Equity & Full and Effective Participation of Youth

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5

Transformative education

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6

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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Thematic Intergenerational Dialogue

Thematic Intergenerational Dialogue

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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?

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

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Global agreement that will define global action to address biodiversity loss for the next decades
"A now or never opportunity for nature"

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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

Sobre GYBN


La Red Global de Jóvenes por la Biodiversidad (GYBN) es una red internacional de 340 organizaciones juveniles, que representa a más de 680,000 jóvenes de 145 países cuyo objetivo común es prevenir la pérdida de biodiversidad. GYBN representa la voz de la juventud mundial en las negociaciones del Convenio de Diversidad Biológica (CDB), crea conciencia entre los jóvenes sobre los valores de la biodiversidad y conecta a individuos y organizaciones juveniles para construir una coalición global para detener la pérdida de biodiversidad. .

 

Como plataforma oficial de coordinación para la participación juvenil en las negociaciones bajo el CDB, GYBN se compromete a incorporar las opiniones y posiciones de los jóvenes en el proceso político, capacitando a los jóvenes para que tomen medidas. Reconocido y apoyado por la Secretaría del CDB, GYBN busca inspirar a la juventud global y a los futuros líderes a trabajar por el uso sostenible y la conservación de la biodiversidad para un medio ambiente y una sociedad saludables.

 

GYBN fue creado como resultado de una iniciativa internacional de jóvenes que participaron en CBD COP10 en 2010, y se estableció oficialmente en 2012.

 

La red está coordinada por un comité directivo internacional y está completamente dirigida por jóvenes para jóvenes.

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