Government of Canada and Partners Support Canadian Participation in Global Youth Summit

Ottawa: Around the world, climate change is impacting our natural environment and biodiversity, as well as our health and well-being. While nature is under threat from climate change, it is also a key ally in the fight against it.

That’s why from April 5 to 16, 2021, more than 10,000 youths from over 140 countries will take part in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) first-ever virtual One Nature, One Future Global Youth Summit, including 400 Canadian youth. They will connect virtually to exchange ideas, share experiences, celebrate youth leadership in conservation and develop inputs to important global biodiversity conservation processes.

Parks Canada, along with the Government of Quebec, Canadian Committee for IUCN, Ocean Wise, the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Students on Ice, Youth4Nature, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Canadian Youth Biodiversity Network, is proud to support the Summit in planning, delivering and facilitating the participation of young Canadian professionals.

The Summit will strengthen connections between young leaders, encourage interdisciplinary learning, provide a space for broader storytelling on conservation, and add momentum to growing youth movements for nature, climate, and social justice. Themes will focus on People and Nature, Climate Change, Marine and Freshwater, Technology and Innovation, and Rights and Governance.

The Global Youth Summit is being held in the lead-up to the World Conservation Congress which will take place in Marseille, France in September 2021.

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