Engaging youth across the EU in the fight to protect nature and biodiversity and create a world in which people and nature live in harmony.
What is #TheGreenTrack campaign?
Under the slogan ‘Ready to act #ForNature’, #TheGreenTrack campaign is reaching out to youth and raising awareness about the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030, a key initiative in the European Green Deal. It is doing this by engaging with youth organisations and media across the EU.
To amplify the voices of young people, the campaign has launched a call for events. Called Green Track Stops, this call invites young people and youth organisations in the EU to become part of the journey and contribute to the debate on the future of our planet and biodiversity in a meaningful way.
What are Green Track Stops?
Green Track Stops are you! More specifically, Green Track Stops are events and activities organised by you and other young people and youth organisations across the EU that are broadly related to nature and protecting the planet’s biodiversity. These events can be in a range of formats, from debates and performances to hackathons and conferences, and can cover a range of topics, from broad circular economy or zero pollution initiatives to events with a narrower focus targeted as specific issues, such as pollinators, wetlands, sustainable agriculture, air quality and so on. The events should take place in the run up to the second part of the COP 15 Biodiversity Conference, to be held in Kunming, China, from 28 April to 8 May 2022.
COP15 at a glance
COP15 is the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Originally signed at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 and later ratified by about 195 countries, the CBD aims to protect diversity of plant and animal species and ensure natural resources are used sustainably.
At COP15, world leaders will meet in person to conclude negotiations on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework – a new accord to halt and reverse the loss of the planet's plants, animals and ecosystems. As such, the summit is a crucial meeting for life on Earth, with existential implications for humankind. The decisions made at the summit will have long-lasting impacts for companies, economies and societies.
How can you join #TheGreenTrack initiative?
Some top tips on how to get involved in this important debate – from organising an event or promoting the campaign on social media to submitting your ideas for protecting nature and biodiversity. We want to hear from you!
Contact us for more information, download our media toolkit to promote the campaign, browse through #TheGreenTrack’s media coverage and more.