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Global Youth Biodiversity Network

in Europe

GYBN Europe is the European chapter of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN), an international network of youth organizations and individuals from every global region who have united together with a common goal: halting and reversing the biodiversity crisis. As the official coordination platform for youth in the negotiations under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), GYBN is committed to bringing the perspectives of young people into the political process and empowering young people to take action.

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More information is available on our Get Involved page >>


What we do


Our vision is to live in harmony within nature; a society in which accountable sustainability, environmental justice and social justice are at the core, one where intergenerational equity is applied throughout all sectors and regional levels transparently, and one where humans and nature coexist and thrive as one resilient, accessible and interconnected system. Our mission is to enable, unite the voices of and advocate for young people to get involved in policy and decision-making processes across Europe and to promote living in harmony with nature from the local to the national and the international level.

 Our Objectives


For a world in harmony with nature

  • To transform the world into one which does not experience human-induced biodiversity loss - where people live in harmony with nature


Support the Global Youth Biodiversity Network

  • To be a strong regional support of GYBNs mission for a global coalition of individuals and youth organisations to halt the loss of biodiversity. 

  • To Team up with other GYBN chapters, to raise awareness about the global importance of this issue


Make the voices of the youth heard

  • To support biodiversity policy literacy amongst youth and to assist youth to participate in decision-making processes when it comes to national, European and international biodiversity policies - in specific youth participation in the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. 

  • To build relationships between the youth and national CBD focal points in Europe


Capacity building

  • Facilitating knowledge share and transfer between different communities and organisations within our region and other parts of the world through the global Network of GYBN chapters.  

  • To translate and communicate biodiversity knowledge to our local European communities. 

  • To provide opportunities and enable the greater public to take action on biodiversity protection.


Develop a strong and united youth

  • To empower European youth to become active guardians of our regional and global environment and diverse nature. 

  • To provide a platform for the empowerment and connection of european youth on biodiversity related topics.

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