Youth Manifesto

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The NbS discussion is missing youth. We won’t stand by while decisions about us get made without us.    

Make your voice heard

Want to learn more about NbS before you contribute to the discussion? Read our by-youth, for-youth Information Brief.

Read the Information Brief




“Nature-based Solutions” (NbS) has become a rather ubiquitous concept in the last 3-4 years, especially in international policy spaces. However, perspectives towards NbS are not consistent across all parties.

While many groups are pushing NbS forward as an exciting and necessary approach towards addressing our twin climate and biodiversity crises, many are also pushing against the concept, citing serious and important concerns with how and where the term is being used and by who.

Missing in all of this is a united youth voice, across both climate and biodiversity communities, that clearly outlines how the global youth community understands NbS, and what is acceptable, and not acceptable within NbS approaches, both in policy and on-the-ground. 

And that’s where we come in.

The Global Youth Biodiversity Network, YOUNGO, and Youth4Nature are partnering to co-develop a nuanced, critical, and inclusive Global Youth Position Statement on Nature-based Solutions, and we want YOU to be involved. 

We cannot develop this statement without your help. Take 10 minutes to complete our consultation survey and ensure your voice is heard.

Consultation Survey
Survey translations in French and in Spanish are coming soon

This is important because it will support youth in their nature and climate advocacy efforts that align with justice and systemic change, further connect youth across biodiversity and climate movements, and help us create spaces for ourselves within global nature and climate decision-making. This work will also push the newly popular concept of Nature-Based Solutions in a direction that works for people and for nature.

Be a part of this movement. 

Any inquires about this work can be directed to Youth4Nature:, GYBN:, and YOUNGO: