Youth Insights Post-COP28: questions, answers, and next steps

The 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28) last year took place in Dubai from 30 November until 12 December 2023. Like preceding years, delegates from all across the globe convened at the venue for discussing ways to tackle climate change, proposing policy changes, and reporting on these changes. Delegations from various youth organizations attended COP28 with the goal of representing young professional voices at the conference. Members of these delegations took part in various events across COP28: these included panel discussions, policy working groups, and different speaking opportunities.

This webinar will showcase the experience of these young professionals at the COP, discuss the key messages on food and agriculture highlighted in COP28 and debrief on the next steps for the SSJW. It will also cover the practical planning, skill development, and preparation needed for participating in global advocacy platforms like the COP.

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Nature-based Solutions: the good, the bad and the youth perspective

In line with intergenerational justice, youth should be actively involved in the discussions regarding Nature-based Solutions (NbS) development and implementation. But what do young policy specialists, scientists and restoration practitioners think about NbS?

Join the discussion led by amazing young experts during this webinar co-organized by the Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) and the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), on the road to the 2022 WUR Nature-based Solutions Challenge.

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Forests and the European Commission: Introduction into FLEGT-VPA and ‘Embodied’ Deforestation

The European Commission (EC) continues to develop various instruments that aim to reduce the European Unions (EU) international impact on forest degradation and destruction. In this webinar we want to improve our understanding of two particularly promising instruments and developments. First of all, we will receive an input on a legally binding trade agreement, called Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA), which allows Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licenses to be issued. VPA-FLEGT aims to ensure the provision of legally sourced wood from timber-producing countries outside the EU. Why is this specific system believed to deliver positive results? What are the current developments? Can we already see results in countries where VPA-FLEGT is established?

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