The work of the Convention on Biological Diversity has been greatly enriched by youth. From their involvement in global decision-making to community actions, youth have become full partners in the fight against biodiversity loss. They are partners with vivid minds and unique perspectives, who can help define strategic priorities and implement creative solutions.
This is why “Youth Engagement for Global Action” is an inspiring theme for this year’s celebration of International Youth Day. Youth are participating actively in the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, a strategic road map towards a 2050 vision of living in harmony with nature, expected to be agreed by the global community in 2021.