The UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS is an emblematic campaign of the Organization to support the commitment of citizens for the planet. It aims to convince everyone to engage in the key action areas for the environment, for which UNESCO is the UN lead agency: Biodiversity, Oceans, Hydrology, Education for sustainable development, Indigenous and local knowledge.
UNESCO GREEN CITIZENS puts the spotlight on actors of change discovered by our teams and collective of watchers worldwide, who are leading innovative, impactful and duplicable solution-based projects in one of these five areas. The selected projects showcased on the UNESCO Green Citizens platform are looking for support from people (like you!) who wish to get involved.
As part of its global commitment to biodiversity, UNESCO is launching this new initiative to support and highlight local citizen projects that are shaping new ways of inhabiting the world, in harmony with nature. Meet citizens for biodiversity, oceanography and hydrology, in particular through protected UNESCO sites around the world (biosphere reserves, geoparks, natural world heritage sites).
The project is born from the conviction that changes in our relationship with living ecosystems will only be achieved by bringing together the complementary actions of the different actors and the networking of these commitments.
The UNESCO Green Citizens platform is aimed to be a spotlight on human adventures, which show the same fervour and shared vision of the future of our planet.
UNESCO is dedicated to building peace through international cooperation in education, science, culture communication and information.
UNESCO actively engages governments and plays a key role in incubating local projects in 1000 natural sites. As an early-change maker for sustainable development, UNESCO has been since 1972 the clearinghouse of the state of the planet in these domains (through data, scientific research and sites protection).
We believe that lasting peace and sustainable development can only be founded on informed behaviours, mindsets and attitudes.
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