AIPH and GYBN Partner to Launch Youth Award for the AIPH World Green City Awards 2024

December 27th 2022

On 6th December 2022 at the Youth Summit in Montréal, Canada, the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) announced their partnership to launch a new Youth Award, for the 2024 edition of the AIPH World Green City Awards.

Making the announcement at the Youth Summit (a two day side event pre COP15) on behalf of AIPH, Mr . Anthony O’Neill, President of the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA), said: “The global youth constituency is central to our collective future. Building greener cities is core to the legacy we hope to leave behind for future generations.

Mr. Tim Briercliffe, Secretary General of AIPH
, said: “AIPH welcomes this partnership with the GYBN which will firmly unite youth aspirations with the inspiring action cities are taking to shape a greener, healthier, and more sustainable urban future. We are so pleased to be collaborating to ensure that the voice of young people is heard in the 2024 edition of the AIPH World Green City Awards, and we look forward to strengthening our engagement with the youth to inspire a lasting legacy for future editions.

This new Youth Award will be decided by a new Youth Jury, whose compilation will be led by GYBN, and who will select from the 18 finalists the top entry 'most likely to inspire the youth and fulfil their needs for a secure, healthy future'.

The Youth Award will be presented at the 2024 Awards ceremony alongside the Category Winners and is envisaged to feature in future years, going forward.