Mrs Jayanti Natarajan, Honorable Minister for Environment and Forests released the Go4BioDiv Brochure during the High Level Segment at CBD COP 11 in Hyderabad. See more details here
Some highlights include:
- Go4BioDiv Stage Event: “Journey through biodiversity”
- Science Knowledge Café
- Side Event on Governance/Fisheries “Our Youth Perspective”
- Side Event on Livelihoods
Go4BioDiv International Youth Forum – Declaration
Conserving coastal and marine biodiversity for sustaining life and livelihoods
“We, as international Go4BioDiv youth Messengers from around the globe, represent local and indigenous communities, students, scientists, educators, communicators, lawyers and economists from outstanding marine sites. We want to raise our voice for conserving coastal and marine biodiversity for sustaining life and livelihoods. Today, young people under 30 represent more than half of the world population. It is us who will live with the consequences of today’s actions and inactions, and we are here to create our future….“
Find out new details about the Go4BioDiv Programme in both the Sundarbans and in Hyderabad here.
In this issue, we are pleased to share the Go4BioDiv programme during the “Nature Camp” in Sundarbans World Heritage site. The programme in Sundarbans has many important preparatory workshops and exploratory excursions in India’s only marine World Heritage Site. The programme will also provide time and space for the Messengers to delve into different activities to explore their creative talent and express their connection with coastal and marine biodiversity. We have interesting articles in this issue highlighting the purpose of Go4BioDiv with a very special welcome message to the Messengers, and also a very beautiful expression of the basic elements of nature by one of our Messengers.
The virtual camp of Go4BioDiv is growing day by day on Facebook, wherein the discussions
are getting very interesting. We urge the readers to share their views and opinions on the contents of this newsletter on our Facebook group, and experience a rich discussion with a diverse audience.
We have gladly received the valuable contributions and very positive feedback on the previous issues of the newsletter, and we hope to get back to you again with our next issue that will coincide with the onset of our Sundarbans programme.