Environment and climate change

Resources and tools

Nawab Ali, 12, washes himself with contaminated water from a concrete tank, in Dhaka District, Bangladesh. In the same tank, he makes construction-grade glue by boiling scraps of leather, which he finds among debris.

For additional information on topics related to UNICEF’s approach to environmental sustainability, please see the following resources and tools:


Sustainable Energy for Children

New* Why Sustainable Energy Matters to Children. The critical importance of sustainable energy for children and future generations

Climate Change Impacts on Children

Children’s Vulnerability to Climate Change and Disaster Impacts in East Asia and the Pacific  

Climate change impacts on children in the Pacific  A focus on Kiribati and Vanuatu

Exploring the Impact of Climate Change on Children in South Africa

Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Preparedness 

Disaster Risk Reduction and Education 

The impacts of climate change on nutrition and migration on affecting children in Indonesia

Children and Disasters: Understanding Impact and Enabling Agency 

Disaster Risk Reduction in School Curricula: Case Studies from Thirty Countries 

Climate Change and Environmental Education

Climate Change and Environmental Education

Child-friendly Education: Transforming the lives of children affected by climate change

Climate Change Adaptation Program in Nigeria 

The benefits of a child-centred approach to climate change adaptation 

Climate Change—Take Action Now! 
A guide to supporting the local actions of children and young people, with special emphasis on girls and young women 

Climate Finance

The $100 billion question: How do we secure a climate-resilient future for the world’s children?

Climate proof children: Putting the child first in climate finance

Links & Resources

Children in A Changing Climate
UNICEF, Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision International, operating as the Children in a Changing Climate coalition (CCC), have successfully advocated that children are key stakeholders with value to offer for local, national and global risk reduction.

The Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice  
A centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those people vulnerable to the impacts of climate change who are usually forgotten - the poor, the disempowered and the marginalised across the world.

UN Links


UNFCCC Process and Meetings

World Youth Conference on Climate Change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change





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