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LAC Youth Week: As It Happened
From 27 June to 2 July 2022, the 2022 GLF Latin America & Caribbean Youth Week explored how young people across the region are taking matters into their own hands by protesting environmental and social injustices, challenging the status quo, creating safe spaces, and actively restoring their landscapes.
The week featured 30 young scientists, activists, and community leaders who provided critical insights about their realities on the ground, their struggles against extractivism, neo-colonization, oil spills, and deforestation, and ways to reclaim space in their landscapes.
LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN YOUTH WEEK
Event registration is free!
LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN YOUTH WEEK
2022 GLF LAC YOUTH WEEK
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are home to some of the world’s most vibrant biodiversity and cultures. The region is also increasingly struggling with the impacts of the climate crisis, from drought in Chile and Argentina to more intense hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico. But young people are taking matters into their own hands: protesting injustices, challenging the status quo, creating safe spaces, and restoring their landscapes. Join them!
What is the GLF LAC Youth Week?
The GLF LAC Youth Week is hosted by the Youth in Landscapes Initiative in collaboration with the LAC Youth Project Team and the Global Landscapes Forum.
Featuring young activists, scientists and other change-makers across the region, the first-ever GLF LAC Youth Week will highlight efforts to build an inclusive future, spark a discussion around new development paradigms, and create spaces for youth leadership.
Join us for a week full of inspiring sessions, discussions on contemporary topics, job opportunities, and virtual tours of restoration sites.
Who is the GLF LAC Youth Week for?
If you are a student or young professional with a strong interest in landscape restoration and climate justice efforts for the LAC region, then the GLF LAC Youth Week is for you.
Young people living in LAC and youth from the LAC diaspora are especially encouraged to participate in the digital regional dialogue and share their experiences and visions for their landscapes.
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Feminist Action Coalition for Climate Justice - UN Women
Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN)
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Are you restoring forests, mountains, oceans, peatlands or drylands? We’re here to provide financial and mentorship support for your project. If you’re a restoration practitioner between the ages of 18 and 35, this opportunity is for you!
The GLF and partners are opening a call to support 5 GLF chapters with seed funding of EUR 5,000 each to protect forest areas and restore landscapes in Latin America and the Caribbean. GLF chapters are groups of local change agents that mobilize their communities and stakeholders to promote sustainable landscape management.
On 11 November, join us at GLF Climate alongside COP27 to connect with frontline leaders who are tackling the climate crisis head-on. GLF Climate will provide you with the knowledge, tools, and connections to play your part in the growing restoration movement. Tickets are free for youth (up to the age of 35).
We’re always on the lookout for volunteers. If you’re eager to build your CV and take an inside look at the work of an international environmental organization, consider applying to volunteer with us!