We can learn a lot about how we’re treating the planet from the state of its oceans. Footage of mass coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures and images of an astonishing amount of plastic junk and debris collecting in vast masses out at sea serve as all-too-visible signs of environment ...
Youth leaders have called on fellow Tanzanians to be vigilant of investments that target natural resources in the country.
Felipe “Pipe” Henao is a young environmentalist from the small town of Calamar in southeastern Colombia. At the meeting point of the Amazon and Orinoco basins, it’s an area of abundant biodiversity and an important biological corridor to the Andes mountains.
Iput fresh almond leaves in your underwater masks as anti-fogging – a way to avoid using chemicals. You can remove them once in the water, just before diving,” says Salim Vasquez, 14, pushing her dreadlocks away from her mask.
The countdown is on to the beginning of one of the most important summits of our lifetime. COP26, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, takes place in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November.
As we edge closer to the COP-26 climate conference next week, the environmental crisis can seem like a daunting beast to tackle head-on. Our Gen Zero climate activists break down their efforts to address different aspects of this pressing global issue: campaigning for cleaner air, involving BAME ...
In the second episode of the UN climate action podcast, No Denying It, actor Edward Norton introduces Nzambi Matee, a young Kenyan entrepreneur, who is rethinking how waste is managed and reused, with the aim of building a better society.
Rwandan youth have been called upon to engage in more ecosystem restoration, in order to take the lead in the country's transformation journey.
There has been a call from youth across Caribbean for more young people to play an active role in addressing climate change. At the inaugural Caribbean Youth for Climate Action virtual conference on Saturday, climate change concerns under the theme Taking Action, Making A Difference were discussed.
Yesterday, Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate International Youth Day. This year the day was observed under the theme, Transforming food systems: Youth innovation for human and planetary health.
Pope Francis has great faith in young people, whose youthful spirit, he says, can bring about a more just and equitable world, especially for the poor and needy. The Holy Father expressed his feelings in a tweet on Thursday, on the occasion of the United Nations International Youth Day.
The potential of our youth population must be considered a high priority in terms of actualizing our country's shared vision for economic growth and social prosperity. In August, we celebrate International Youth Day, a day set aside to recognize the potential of our Nation's youth as partners in ...
I believe that we are custodians of nature, and that it is our duty to protect it. Through my blog, which I started in February 2018, I do my best to promote awareness on sustainable living and wildlife conservation in Kenya. By participating in the various climate action-oriented innovations an ...
Four years ago, teenager Anish Magar saw a pangolin being killed close to his home in Yangshila, in the forested Chure Hills of eastern Nepal. He rushed to the office of KTK-BELT and Namuna Permaculture Learning Grounds (NPLG), demanding that they take action.
The stunning diversity of animal and plant life that covers our planet is essential to a prosperous and sustainable future. Our complex web of life is facing a myriad of threats that scientists report could result in the extinction of 1 million species, many in just decades. The magnitude of suc ...
During the pandemic, Alicia Serratos has spent countless hours assembling kits containing organic vegetable, herb and flower seeds, envelopes and plant markers to help communities establish seed libraries.
A group of young conservationists drawn from China and Africa came together once again in an information exchange program aimed at exploring innovative avenues to promote the conservation of biodiversity.
The 1990s were personally tough for me. I spent the decade immersed in action based on climate catastrophe science, trying, and by all accounts failing, to stem the tide. Hardest of all, death and dementia came to my family.
Young Brazilians are increasingly interested in biodiversity, conservation of the Amazon and science as they begin high school, but school students in the North region are more interested in learning about these subjects, and about local fauna and flora, than their peers in the Southeast.
Every year, 11 million metric tons of plastic waste enter the ocean — on track to triple by 2040 without concerted global efforts to stop it. In the Caribbean specifically, native mangroves and coral reefs could help protect more than a quarter of the people at risk by serving as a buffer betwee ...
Two youth leaders attended the second round of negotiations about the post-2020 global biodiversity framework in Rome, Italy as part of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) through the ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Programme (AYBP) efforts to empower the youth in conserving biodiversity.
The Think Blue, Live Green awareness campaign for sustainable and clean communities proudly supported by the Embassy of Sweden Monrovia and organized by Miss Boss Lady (MBL) International got underway on the weekend of February 29, 2020 with a one-day youth forum in Marshall City, Margibi County.
Around 40 young Tunisian volunteers gather on a bare hill in the central region of Siliana. Their weekend mission—revive a burned forest by planting Aleppo pine shoots.
This year’s World Economic Forum 2020 Annual Meeting will be more action-oriented than ever. Or, in the words of Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab, a “Do shop, not a talk shop.”
The recently-concluded climate change summit in Madrid, COP25, didn’t live up to its tagline of “Time for Action” for vulnerable nations, indigenous people and especially, the youth.
If elections are about the most important issues, then why are we not talking about the ecological emergency currently facing our country? The world is facing cataclysmic biodiversity loss, but barely anyone is paying attention. Sure, there are a lot of conversations around climate change, but w ...
Today’s youth are not sitting idle. All across the word, young people have been taking a stand and voicing their concerns about global issues, from gender equality to climate change. Similarly, youth in West Asia have become more and more engaged in activism and environmental mobilization.
Water is a basic human right, said Autumn Peltier, a 15-year-old Indigenous activist from Canada in an address to the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) at the United Nations in New York.
The 2019 Man and Biosphere (MAB) Youth Forum took place in the Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve, China, September 15-18, bringing together 176 young people from 82 countries, to discuss the urgent biodiversity crisis caused by climate change.
CHANGCHUN, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- UNESCO's 2019 Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Youth Forum kicked off on Sunday in the Changbaishan Biosphere Reserve, northeast China. About 270 young people from 90 countries participated in the forum themed "Committed to Biodiversity".
Nairobi/London, 7 September 2019 - More young people around the world will be able to join the fight against plastic pollution after the UK Government announced an extension of a global Scout and Girl Guides badge to create the next generation of international leaders to protect our ocean.
‘We have to empower the young ones and inculcate love for biodiversity among them. They will be the stewards of the environment in the future,” said Dr. Theresa Mundita Lim, Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) executive director.
is pressing ahead with efforts to give young people a say in The Government environmental policy while keeping them up to date on current and emergent issues.This is courtesy of the Youth Environment and Advocacy Programme (YEAP), which has visited its seventh school in two years and reached mor ...
A TEENAGER is looking to raise £3,000 to fund her place on a conservation expedition to Borneo. Year 11 student, Lauren McAuley, 16, is part of a group of 17 students from University Technical College Portsmouth who has been selected to be part of a special scientific research team. The youngste ...