Marine Biodiversity and Ocean governance – The youth perspective
International Youth Forum Go4BioDiv
Date and Time
19 October 2012 13:15 - 14:45
This event is designed to take place in the main conference setting (HICC) during the lunch break (13.15-14.45) of the Conference. Go4BioDiv is an International Youth Forum, aimed at providing a platform to the youth to voice their opinion on the issues related to biodiversity during CBD-COP as the global event of decision-making on biodiversity. 36 Youth Messengers from Marine sites all over the world have been involved in virtual discussions since May and came together in the Sundarbans, India’s marine World Heritage site, from October 6 to 15. Here, the young professionals exchange their views and ideas about governance/fisheries and marine biodiversity science in two workshops. The different cultural, educational and professional backgrounds promise to catalyze unique and important results. The results will certainly provide an interesting perspective, also for delegates working on challenges like the Nagoya mandate of ABS, CITES, marine science education and legal issues such as high seas governance, local management of MPAs and responsible fisheries. The side event plans to present the results of the workshops, to discuss them with experts and to provide a possibility of direct exchange between the young Messengers and decision-makers.