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UN | CBD-COP 11 | Day I | Young India for Biodiversity

by Balraj Arpit | 17-10-2012 06:18 recommendations 0 recommendations

    Youth for Biodiversity – Unite for a Common Cause

1st Day of journey COP 11 and it was full of fun and learning. The session was begin with joy and ends with love. Yeah! here it begins!


Resource person/Facilitator

Inaugural session – Setting the tone and introducing CBD COP11 to participants

KVS, David Ainsworth, BMS Rathore/ NBA Chairman

(Speed Networking)


Briefing – About the !==!==!--object--====ives of the  Youth Workshop

Madhavi Joshi, CEE and Livleen Kahlon, TERI

Sharing youth?s experiences in biodiversity conservation and education: Case studies from

-          YETI


Facilitated by YETI representatives


Experiences and key learnings in biodiversity conservation and education for youth from Earth Charter Youth Initiatives – an interactive session

Mirian Vilela, Executive Director, Earth   Charter Initiative Secretariat, Costa Rica


Screening of film about sacred groves – Colours of India series, followed by a discussion

Livleen Kahlon, TERI

Group Activity:

Challenges and opportunities for youth to engage in biodiversity issues

-          education

-          livelihood

-          policy and decision making

Discussion based on the morning sessions and their own experience (a listing of challenges and opportunities would emerge – to be used as input into the session on 13th)

Madhavi Joshi, CEE and Livleen Kahlon,   TERI

Briefing about the Fun Assignment to carried out by youth participants – and showcased during the Plenary on 13th.

Jyoti Gopinathan, CEE

What I did?

Firstly, listen to all resource person and facilitator carefully. And believe me, all were great. 

Then, in group activity, I was working working on issues regarding Biodiversity Conservation in Forests. And successfully come up with numbers issues. 









See here! Finally | Next Day >>>

It was Day I activity presented next day by Balraj Arpit.

  • Endangered species 
  • Deforestation
  • Fragmentation 
  • Resource Extraction
  • Fire
  • Forest Encroachment 
  • Poaching/Hunting 
  • Climate Change
  • Pollution
Above mentioned were the issued designed by my group and showcased during plenary session on next day

And finally, we received our conference kit for plenary session and side event of COP11 CBD.


Balraj Arpit
Founder & CEO
Green Youth Generation
(Ambassador, TUNZA Eco Generation representing Asia Paicific)