RCE Youth Webinar: Art, Actions, and Perspectives for Biodiversity Conservation

RCE Youth Webinar online will feature youth-led activities on biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

- Asia/Tokyo

This online event will highlight youth-led activities addressing issues of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Held on International Youth Day 2022 (12 August), it will facilitate discussion to inspire more young people and other stakeholders in the global network of Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCEs) and beyond to accelerate efforts in these areas.

Both youth and all those interested in empowering and engaging with youth are encouraged to participate.

Participation and Registration

The maximum capacity for this event has been reached and registration is now closed.

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This event will be held in English.




Opening Session




Opening remarks

Jonghwi Park (Head of Innovation and Education, UNU-IAS)

Congratulatory remarks

Reo Kawamura (Director, Office of Environmental Education, Ministry of the Environment, Japan)



Keynote Speeches



Presentation on youth-led biodiversity activities



Making Carbon Gardening Attractive

Daria Chekalskaia (Youth Climate Activist, Finland)

Youth Engagement in Conservation of Endangered Tree Species – Lessons from The Preservation of Kopak Tree Within Zaria Region

Muktar Ahmad (RCE Zaria, Nigeria)




Expression through Art



2022 Youth Art Challenge


Global RCE Service Centre


2021 Youth Art Challenge awardee presentation

Raptor the Day / Life on Canvas

Lian Sabella Castillo (RCE Yokohama, Japan)


Presentation from youth environmental activist and digital artist

Erica Lotus (USA/Japan)







Collaborative poster design: Perspectives on biodiversity through art
Jerome Silla (UNU-IAS)
Sawaros Thanapornsangsuth (UNU-IAS)




Closing remarks






Please see the event concept note and programme for details.

For more information, please visit the Global RCE Network website.


The Global RCE Network comprises over 170 RCEs, each of which operates a local multi-stakeholder partnership on education for sustainable development (ESD). UNU-IAS serves as the secretariat of the network, as part of its Education for Sustainable Development project.

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