Airbus is helping to bring The Green Wave to the attention of a global audience. In 2008, Airbus and the CBD Secretariat agreed to initiate activities together to raise public awareness on the importance of biodiversity, particularly among children and youth, and collaborate for the success of The Green Wave.
In 2010, Airbus commissioned a survey of 10,000 children and youth between ages five to 18, in ten countries spanning the globe. This a pilot study aims to understand more about the average child’s knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the natural world which surrounds them and to establish a benchmark of biodiversity knowledge amongst young people.
The Bio-Index survey was conducted by SSI (Survey Sampling International), across ten countries, with a sample of 1,000 5 -18 year olds from each country, totalling 10,000 children. Participating countries: UK, France, Germany, Spain, USA, Japan, China, Mexico, Singapore, Australia. Read the report.
Airbus established a partnership with National Geographic - one of the world's largest non-profit scientific and educational organizations, whose motto is to inspire people to care about the planet - to promote The Green Wave worldwide.
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The Small Grants Programme (SGP) of the Global Environment Facility helps community groups, indigenous peoples and national NGOs to implement environmental projects in more than 120 developing countries. Groups like these are working with schools, children and youth groups to help them learn and act for biodiversity and be a part of The Green Wave.