"Global youth are key stakeholders and future leaders of society, and they need to be given the platform and to actively take the opportunity to set up the agenda for the future."
Unfortunately, not everyone can come to Peru for this year’s Global Landscapes Forum youth session. But we still want to give you an opportunity to contribute and have your voice heard.
Our youth leaders have written a series of blogposts that aim to start the conversation and get you thinking differently about land use issues. The comments you make will form part of our discussions and pitches in at the youth session in Peru in 2 weeks time.
Please join the discussions by posting a comment or video at the end of the articles you are interested in.
Imagine you are at a local community meeting discussing a proposal for a shale gas mining project in your indigenous lands. Will you and all the other stakeholders be able to find common ground? How might this dialogue be facilitated?
Food. We all need it, we eat it, and some of us instagram it. Agriculture supply chains have a huge impact on landscapes, from the sourcing of plants and animals to the communities who directly rely on them. So how do you know if your breakfast helped or hindered the people who harvested it?
In 2015, the world will decide on the major development priorities for the next decade. Young people from rural to urban areas in search of better opportunities poses a number of critical development challenges. How can we ensure that this is addressed?
Oil palm is one of the biggest drivers of land use change, yet one of the largest climate mitigation mechanisms, REDD+, largely fails to tackle this issue. Why do you think this is and what can youth do about it?