BECOME A VOICE FOR NATURE
Youth Around the World Stand up for Nature. Generation Earth and other youth organizations around the world support the “Open Letter to World Leaders” and Youth Manifesto. You too can add your name to the list and show that protecting nature and biodiversity is important to you.
The open letter and manifesto have been developed by UNEP MGCY (Global Youth for Environment), Global Youth Biodiversity Network, UNCCD Global Youth Caucus, YOUNGO (Youth for Climate) and Youth for Our Planet with communication and outreach support from UNEP, UNDP, CBD Secretariat and WWF.
We must put nature at the heart of decision-making. We, young people, representing different causes, constituencies, social backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, geographies, and languages, come together.
Calling for unprecedented action. With and #ForNature.
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Generation Earth supports youth leadership and empowerment. We create opportunities for youth to be “part of the decision-making process and help youth stand up for nature. Therefore, we want to help YOU become part of a global movement! How? By taking “little steps” that lead to big change. Stand up. Raise your voice!
FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL
We, the youth, say ‘Enough!’ Enough of behaviour that is harmful to nature. Enough of short-term, quick-fixes that do not address our deep, systemic societal and environmental struggles.Our generation has seen many of the promises of the Millennium Development Goals, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and the Kyoto Protocol fail.
We call for individuals, nations, and the international community to deliver on its environmental commitments. We need real transformative change – for humankind to realign priorities, values, behaviours, and actions. Let us reinvent our systems, equitably and sustainably.
To succeed, global agreements must protect human rights and recognize nature’s intrinsic and cultural values.