GYC 2023 Themes, Topics, and Workshops is all about youth approach to SDGs in one of the following fields reflected by the themes of each working groups
Achieving SDGs Through Sustainable Tourism
Sustainable tourism can play a significant role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by promoting economic growth, protecting natural resources, and preserving cultural heritage. Youth can contribute to these efforts by engaging in sustainable tourism practices and promoting responsible tourism in their communities. By choosing eco-friendly accommodations, supporting local businesses, and minimizing waste, young travelers can reduce their environmental impact while also supporting the local economy. Furthermore, youth can take an active role in promoting sustainable tourism by sharing their experiences and encouraging others to travel responsibly. By working together, youth can help to create a more sustainable and equitable tourism industry that contributes to the achievement of the SDGs.
Achieving SDGs Through Ocean Conservation
The ocean provides essential resources, including food and livelihoods, to millions of people worldwide. However, these resources are under threat due to climate change, pollution, and overfishing. Youth can play a vital role in promoting ocean conservation and improving coastal livelihoods, contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By participating in beach clean-ups, reducing their plastic consumption, and supporting sustainable fishing practices, young people can help to protect marine ecosystems and promote sustainable use of ocean resources. Furthermore, youth can work with local communities to develop sustainable tourism and other businesses that support coastal livelihoods while preserving natural resources. By taking an active role in promoting ocean conservation and sustainable coastal development, youth can help to create a more sustainable future for all.
Achieving SDGs Through Zero Waste
The production and disposal of plastic waste is a significant environmental issue that poses a threat to both human health and the planet’s ecosystems. Youth can contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by adopting zero-waste practices such as the “Diet Plastik” movement, which involves reducing single-use plastic consumption and measuring how much is used over a week. By participating in this movement, young people can become more aware of their plastic consumption and take steps to reduce it, such as using reusable bags and water bottles and avoiding single-use plastic packaging. Additionally, youth can work with local communities and businesses to promote sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics and advocate for policies that reduce plastic waste. Through their efforts to reduce plastic waste, youth can help to protect the environment, conserve natural resources, and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.