Archive For 'January, 2020'Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 9:27 AM
PRESS RELEASE January 16, 2020
AGENTS OF CHANGE
YOUTH FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WILL CONVENE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TOKYO, JAPAN TO HELP PROTECT AND CONSERVE OUR WETLANDS TO FIGHT THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS
Youth Engaged in Wetlands (YEW), a grassroots network conceived during the 13th Conference of the Parties of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP13) in Dubai, UAE last October 2018, will be convening for the first time in Tokyo, Japan from January 16 to January 20, 2020 to drive greater action towards the conservation and wise-use of wetlands all around the world.
YEW’s main agenda in this meeting is to strengthen their strategic direction as they escalate their achievements from 2019 and lay the groundwork for 2020, the Super Year for Biodiversity, and the 14th Conference of the Parties of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP 14) which will be happening in China in 2021. In addition to this, several key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Environment of Japan, and different organizations like Youth Ramsar Japan, Global Youth Biodiversity Network, World Wetland Network, and the Ramsar Network Japan will be participating in this event.
This meeting has been made possible through the generous support of Youth Ramsar Japan, a youth-led organisation aimed at creating wetland-related education activities and opportunities for youth across Japan.
As agents of change— YEW is an inclusive international network whose mission is to provide a platform for youth to enable and empower them to protect and promote the conservation of wetlands worldwide. The YEW core team is composed of members coming from different nationalities and countries from Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, France, Guinea, India, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Philippines, UAE, and USA.
With the turn of the decade comes new opportunities to turn the problem of biodiversity loss and deterioration of wetlands around. As 2020 being the Super Year for Biodiversity, several meetings and conventions all over the world which have the potential to provide solutions and actions towards these problems are expected to take place, and with YEW leading the action towards youth involvement in wetland conservation worldwide, the team remains hopeful for the future.
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Follow the YEW meeting over on Facebook, for updates on their webinar, due on Monday 20 January.