Children & Youth


CBD in a Nutshell – A Guidebook to the CBD Process

CBD in a Nutshell
The Global Youth Biodiversity Network launched the first edition of CBD in a Nutshell at the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in December 2016 and the second edition at COP 14 in 2018. The objective of the guidebook is to help interested stakeholders better understand the CBD process. It introduces the decision-making-process, the various institutions and mechanisms around CBD meetings as well as relevant rules and procedures, and it provides an overview of the most important issues in the negotiations

GYBN is also committed to make “CBD in a Nutshell” available in as many languages as possible. If you are interested in supporting the translation of our Guidebook, please also get in touch with the lead authors at the above-mentioned e-mail addresses.

For more information about the network, visit the website of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network.

Youth Guide to Biodiversity

Youth Guide to Biodiversity

Youth Guide to Forests


YouthXChange - Biodiversity and Lifestyles


YouthXChange - Young Consumers’ Guide to Eco-Friendly Living

YouthXchange has been translated and adapted in 19 languages and is available in a bilingual (English and French) website. Visit

Through YouthXchange, UNEP and UNESCO work together to show young people that it is possible to translate our aspirations for a better world into everyday actions.

Biodiversity Challenge Badge

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biodiversity, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Association of Girl Guides and Scouts and the Youth and Unite Nations Global Alliance have worked together to offer a Biodiversity Challenge Badge to young people willing to gain the knowledge, skills and values to protect, preserve and improve biodiversity. This publication introduces age-appropriate activities designed to introduce the concepts of biodiversity and to stimulate exploration through active-based learning.