Call for local volunteers to join UNESCO's Earth Network

Volunteers from UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man are sought to join an exciting new global co-operation programme supporting positive actions for people and the planet.

Volunteers from UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man are sought to join an exciting new global co-operation programme supporting positive actions for people and the planet.

UNESCO’s new Earth Network will provide expertise to UNESCO designated sites the world over in areas such as climate action, the ocean and biodiversity.

Experts and knowledge holders in the fields of biodiversity, land restoration, environmental management and environmental law are invited to volunteer.

The volunteers will be assigned to offer technical advice, support data gathering, provide training and help build partnerships.

It is possible that volunteers will be asked to travel to UNESCO designations as part of their commitment.

A UNESCO spokesperson said the Earth Network ‘opens the door to transformative actions within territories to regenerate human/nature relationships and restore ecosystems, conserve ecosystem harmony and amplify the power of youth, which are the three pillars of UNESCO's strategic actions for biodiversity.’

The spokesperson said: ‘This programme will create a unique network of experts, including young people, to support UNESCO designated sites and demonstrate that living in harmony with nature is already possible.’

To apply to join the roster, fill in the application form here (link will be added asap) and submit it with a CV, a letter of motivation and two letters of reference to M.Gueze@unesco.org by 29th October 2021.

For fuller information, click here.

UNESCO’s Earth Network seeks to raise 20 million US dollars over four years to support its work and Italy has become founding donor with a donation of 3.9 million dollars.

GET INVOLVED

If you love the Isle of Man and want to help keep it special, there are a variety of ways to get involved in UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man projects. Here are a few suggestions.

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