The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) for Youth Asia-Pacific is an e-book published by UN Environment and written for youth, by youth. The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has produced the following videos in support of the GEO for Youth Asia-Pacific e-book.
GEO-6 for Youth
The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is UN Environment’s flagship environmental assessment. A consultative and participatory process develops this independent and scientific assessment of the state of the environment and the possible pathways to achieve environmental sustainability and internationally agreed environmental goals. GEO for Youth specifically targets the broad base of young professionals from disciplines other than those from environment domains. The goal of GEO for Youth is to inform young people about the drivers of the environmental change, the current state of the environment and the future pathways we need to take to reach a sustainable future and ensure we pass on a healthy planet to future generations. It aims to inspire, motivate, empower and create a hope amongst young people to actively participate in pursuing these solutions, taking action at various levels – at individual, social or professional group and national policy levels.
Contact: Tomoko Takeda（https://www.iges.or.jp/en/about/staff/takeda-tomoko）
Mizuki Shikimachi on resilience
Mizuki Shikimachi is a professional violinist. In this interview, he speaks about the resilience of societies and people. He himself is remarkably resilient, having learned to live with cerebral palsy through playing the violin. This video includes the very first performance of Road to Hope, a song he composed himself. The song is performed with the tsunami violin, an instrument created from the debris of the Great East Japan Earthquake, 2011.
To learn more about the tsunami violin, watch the official video
Monika Seryu on the water environment and canoeing
Monika Seryu is a canoeist who competed for the Paralympic Games in 2016, and is in the running to compete again in the next Paralympic Games. In this interview she talks about the relationship between her sport and the water environment and encourages viewers to work towards improving it.
Nobuyuki Ishiwata on environmental farming
Nobuyuki Ishiwata is a kiwi fruit farmer who uses no fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides or disinfectant. In this interview, he discusses the merits and difficulties of organic farming.
Intergenerational influencer: Professor Johan Rockström
Professor Johan Rockström is reknowned for his work on planetary boundaries. Here is his message to the youth of today.