Manual for Organizing Youth Consultations

Together towards a global deal for nature and people

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All over the world, young people are demanding action to protect our planet. In 2020 a new global deal for nature and people will be adopted, setting targets for the protection and conservation of the planet’s biodiversity and ecosystems. It is of crucial importance that the voices of young people are heard when these new targets are set, as this will affect not only the present generation, but also future generations and their livelihoods. In the Nordic Region we want to make sure that the voices of the young people will be heard and therefore we have developed this toolkit for involving young people in setting new targets for the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems, thereby securing a new global deal for nature and people! The toolkit is made available to young people and those who want to engage young people in the development of a new global deal for nature and people. Anyone who wishes to arrange, facilitate and engage in youth consultations is invited to use the toolkit. The results can be communicated to decision-makers, the public and other relevant institutions and will be part of a bigger movement of youth around the world. The aim is to support young people, youth organisations and other interested groups in their facilitation of discussions on key issues relating to a new deal for nature and people, and to ensure the credibility of the results from the youth workshop. The Toolkit has been developed in close corporation with the Nordic Council and the organization:8051, in close corporation with young people from the Nordic countries.



Communication of results to policymakers

One option is to invite politicians to reflect on the workshop results at the very end of the workshop. This might be a minister, or politicians representing different parties. It could also be interesting to invite representatives from, say, an agricultural organisation and an environmental NGO.


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