Go4BioDiv Japan took place from October 16 to 30, 2010 at a nature-based camp at Mt. Fuji and at the COP10-venue in Nagoya. It united 34 young Messengers from 23 countries around the globe under the them ‘Our Treasures at Risk – World Heritage in Times of Climate Change’.
With their effective contributions these young adults gain the attention of policymakers and the public. The International Youth Forum strengthens the international network of young people who are working to conserve biological diversity and boost their technical and intercultural understanding. …more
Find out how the Messengers prepared and what they did during the Forum …more
Participants are aged between 18 and 29, come from four continents and are committed to the conservation of their natural World Heritage Sites and biodiversity. The International Youth Forum focuses on the young people’s personal experience, their creative skills and their different points of view. …more
Go4BioDiv was carried out by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the Secretariat of the CBD and the Japanese University of Tsukuba. …more
Prior, during and after the Youth Forum, the young Messengers came up with different creative contributions as well as personal statements on biodiversity conservation and youth engagement. …more
News and Press
The press coverage during CBD-COP10 and news of the follow-up process can be found here.
Organization Team 2010
Learn about the organization team from 2010 here.