Unesco Green Citizens

Biodiversity

UNESCO’s commitment to biodiversity: connecting people and nature for an inspiring future

Biodiversity is the living fabric of our planet. It underpins human wellbeing in the present and in the future, and its rapid decline threatens nature and people alike.

Many solutions exist for stopping and reversing the decline in biodiversity. UNESCO’s diverse networks, programmes and partners have observed positive and inspiring seeds of change around the world.

Get inspired by UNESCO Green Citizens projects that act for conserving and transmitting biodiversity and get involved!

Learn more about UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme: https://en.unesco.org/mab

Themes
Themes
Biodiversity
Education for Sustainable Development
Hydrology
Local and Indigenous Knowledge
Ocean
Sub-themes
Sub-themes
Forests and desertification
Natural disasters risk reduction
Natural resource management
Participatory science/citizen science
Sustainable lifestyles
Country
Country
Argentina
Australia
Bahamas
Belgium
Benin
Brazil
Cameroon
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Egypt
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Italy
Ivory Coast / Côte d'Ivoire
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
Niger
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Russian Federation
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Senegal
Serbia
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
Uruguay
Viet Nam
Zimbabwe
An outdoor learning session about the environment
#Women #Youth

Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California Curriculum

How can environmental issues be addressed in California if native people are ignored? The Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California program aims to make their voices heard through education reform.

The Ocean Purpose Team turning plastic waste into fuel and hydrogen
#Women #Youth

Ocean Purpose Project

What if we turned waste into fuel? An Indonesian social enterprise has created a unit to transform plastic into hydrogen.

A woman teaches a girl a traditional threshing method
#Women #Youth

Odsiha Green College

In India, the Odsiha Green College project provides a forum to Adivasi Youth to find solutions within.

River Cleanup pillars – Clean, Educate, Transform
#Africa #Women #Youth

River Cleanup

It all started in 2017 with a challenge to pick up trash for only 10 minutes! Since then, the River Warriors have created a model that combines people and technology. Their Ripple Model is an approach that can be easily duplicated and used in different countries or regions.

A river clean-up in India
#Women #Youth

Earth5R

A young Indian has created a platform to train citizen leaders through climate action.

A hawksbill turtle – an endangered species
#Women #Youth

Cool without scales

“Cool without scales! This is the original program of the NGO Yayasan Penyu Indonesia. For these volunteers, saving the endangered turtles in Indonesia means fighting, on both the supply and demand sides, the trade in products made from their shells.

River Whale waste collector
#Women #Youth

River Whale

Inspired by a whale and its baleen, three Frenchmen have designed a system that filters water and retains waste in rivers.

The team uses drones to monitor restored areas
#Women #Youth

Hydrology-LIFE-project

Hydrology-LIFE-project is working to restore the hydrological integrity of wetland habitats in Finland. With new methods to measure the impact of its actions.

Children learn about insect species inhabiting Tiny Forests
#Women #Youth

Tiny Forest

A small forest, that fits into the size of a tennis court, can help restore ecosystems. This is the Tiny Forest method!

Plastic waste collected on a beach in Greece
#Women #Youth

Young Reporters for the Environment

Through various media tools, Young Reporters for the Environment engages youth to become the voice of the environment. A platform allows them to research environmental issues and promote solutions through investigative reporting, photography and video journalism.

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