The year 2022 is an essential year for biodiversity. In Montreal, Canada, the World Conference on Nature (Convention on Biodiversity, CBD COP 15) will decide on a global agreement to protect biodiversity by 2030. The aim is to halt the drastic loss of biodiversity in order to preserve it for future generations. Especially the younger generations must make their voices heard, after all, it is about a colorful and livable future!
That is why the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN), together with WWF, will support a group of “young communicators” to attend the next United Nations Biodiversity Conference of the Parties. GYBN is the official youth delegation at the CBD COP.
Four young communicators will be selected and travel to Montreal, Canada in December 2022 to cover the COP15 as a team. The task for those selected will be to communicate during the context of the conference and put their very personal impressions, encounters, and feelings into words and pictures.
Representatives of WWF, as well as GYBN, will give support to the young communicators selected while they will have space to implement their own ideas. The communicative pieces can be shared through the channels of GYBN and WWF, and we are also happy if you also want to use your own social media channels. In addition, we cooperate with Deutsche Welle.
What to expect:
- Travel to Montreal, Canada during the COP15 in December 2022
- Work in an international team with other “young communicators ” from different regions.
- Support and guidance from GYBN and WWF Germany before and during the COP
- Produce regular communication about COP on GYBN, WWF, Deutsche Welle and your own social media channels in English and your mother tongue
- Room for creativity and your communication ideas, the concretization of your tasks during the introductory seminar in October/November
Who are we looking for?
- Young people (18 – 35 years)
- You are interested in communication and have already gained your own communication experience (e.g. through your own blog/ vlog/ social media/ newspaper projects).
- Committed to nature and environmental protection
- You can work in a diverse and multicultural environment
- You can communicate confidently in English
- You are willing to share your impressions in the context of the COP with other young people, including the willingness to use your own social media channels
- Not shy to stand in front of the camera
- Journalist experience is desirable but not mandatory
The fellowship only includes the costs for travel, food, accommodation, visas, covid tests and health insurance. Application closes at 22:00 UTC Sep 7
The project is funded by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) and focuses on international biodiversity communication.