UK Youth for Nature is the UK’s leading youth-led network calling on the politicians & governments of the UK to take urgent action and tackle the loss of nature.
We are the youth voice fighting for the UK’s nature and wildlife.
We’re campaigners. We run a range of campaigns to put political pressure on the governments and politicians of the UK. Through issue-led online and live campaigns, we target politicians, create content, develop strategies, work with organisations and individuals on-the-ground, and provide a platform for young people to speak up and be heard.
We’re all about nature. The natural world has intrinsic beauty and value, an important role in people’s mental and physical health, and a crucial foundational role for our economy by providing breathable air, clean water, fertile soils, and a huge store of carbon.
We’re as strong as our network. Being part of UKY4N means helping to build and implement our campaigns, contacting politicians, sharing content on social media, sharing your opinions, and bringing us a bit (or a lot) of your love for wildlife and nature. You can join our Organising Team or our Network – see below for more info.
- Empowering – young people and future generations deserve a voice in political decisions today, but are often marginalised from these decisions.
- Ambitious – providing young people with the skills and platform to voice their opinions and concerns is essential for a more resilient future.
2022 will be one of the most important years ever for the environment. A UK youth movement for nature has never been more necessary.
2022 dates we’re building towards:
- the UN Biodiversity Summit (COP15) will set new global targets for 2030
- the UK’s new biomass strategy
- continuing our current campaigns and starting new ones.
Find out more about how to Get Involved!
Find out more about our campaigns and the work we do!
A quick note on what we ‘don’t’ do….
We recognise that there is already a vibrant UK youth movement for climate (UK Youth Climate Coalition, Youth4Nature and UKSCN) and we don’t need to replicate what they do, but we do work with them and stand shoulder to shoulder with them where needed.
We don’t pressure companies – our purpose is to put pressure on politicians and governments in the UK and to see systemic political and policy change that stops the nature crisis and restores the natural environment.