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Environment and climate change

Sustainability in action

Innovative ways to improve children's lives

UNICEF continues to explore ways to engage and advance environmental sustainability to improve the lives of children. Green global programs are supported are around the world by UNICEF and its partners.

The list below highlights examples of ideas that have been brought to life through the support of UNICEF and its Country Offices around the world.


Bangladesh - Improving the lives of children while cutting carbon emissions


Burundi - An innovative energy solution lights up communities


Kiribati - Harvesting rainwater to make it better for everyone 

Mali - Using Sustainable Energy to Protect and Provide Water for Children

Mali - Providing water using sustainable energy

Clean cooking in Uganda  

Uganda - Burning banana peels to provide clean indoor cooking and heating

Generating energy with biogas - Uganda

Uganda Using latrines to generate energy

Uganda - clean water

Uganda - Delivering safe water with solar-powered pipes

Unite 4 Climate in Zambia

Zambia - Unite4Climate trains thousands of young people to become environmental change agents

Climate policy in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe - Working with children to design a child-sensitive climate change strategy



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