COND-Commission on Policy Advocacy
Youth Opinions to Policy
COND Policy Proposal Expert Committee set a goal that “Youth can actively express their opinions at international conferences such as the Convention on Biological Diversity,” which is also the mission of COND.The committee is divided into three groups (“Biodiversity and Climate Change”, “Satoyama / Satoumi”, and “Ocean”) for the next national strategy for biodiversity in Japan, and a group works for the post-2020 target of the Convention on Biological Diversity as an international level.
|WG①：Biodiversty and Climate Change||WG②：Secondary nature centered on Satoyama/Satoumi||WG③：Marine|
WG①：Biodiversty and Climate Change
WG1 conducts policy advocacy activities and holds study sessions focusing on the topics about climate change and green infrastructure. Recently, we have provided opportunities of study sessions and policy recommendations about local production for local consumption of energy as COND, and they engage with a wide range of generations and regions.
WG②：Secondary nature centered on Satoyama and Satoumi
WG2 makes policy proposals on the theme of secondary conservation of nature. It is an indispensable theme to realize the coexistence between people and nature, and it is constructed by various fields. We regularly hold policy proposals and study sessions in interdisciplinary fields such as satoyama, satoumi, and wildlife management, with the aim of achieving our goals.
COND-Commission on Communication
Make the most of your strengths and spread
We aim to convey the importance of biodiversity and conservation of the natural environment to the general public via SNS. Three working groups share information by posting illustrations, videos, and photos on SNS, and hold regular events once every one to two months.
|WG①：SNS Promotion (Pictures)||WG②：SNS Promotion (Videos)||WG③：Non-regular Events|
WG①：SNS Promotion (Pictures)
We separate into manga, illustration, news, and photography groups, and work to viewers. We post to SNS four times a week based on the theme of each group, mainly on Twitter and Instagram. Each member creates works that illustrate their characteristics, biodiversity, useful eco-techniques in daily lives and things that make you laugh.
WG②：SNS Promotion (Videos)
We post short videos on TikTok, one of the major SNS among the young generation, four times a week to demonstrate the environmental issues and fun of living things. While we try to spread correct knowledge to viewers, the members themselves enjoy the production.
We plan and organize seminars for education and diffusion of biodiversity and environment. Mainly, high school and university students members manage the all process from gestation to holding. Currently, we have held regular conferences for youth generations to discuss the “Four Crisis of Biodiversity”.