Children are the least responsible for climate change, yet they will bear the greatest burden of its impact. Join these young Climate Warriors and learn how to take action on climate change for every child.
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This is the first time a global generation of children will grow up in a world made far more dangerous and uncertain as a result of a changing climate and degraded environment. Addressing climate change and mitigating its impact is imperative to protect the world’s children and fulfil their rights.
Without action now, climate change will exacerbate the inequalities that children already face, and future generations will suffer.
Climate change and environmental degradation undermine the rights of every child, this is why children are some of the most vocal and active leaders advocating for action. Children across India have been leading the way.
Join UNICEF India and children to learn how you can take simple steps towards action and be a Climate Warrior in your community.
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Why everyone should care about climate action
Climate action provides an exceptional opportunity to unlock massive economic and social benefits that can help us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Addressing the challenges of environmental sustainability is imperative for UNICEF to fulfil its mandate and protect the world’s most vulnerable children.
For children who are already disadvantaged, the stakes are even higher. Poorer families have a harder time coping with shocks. The most vulnerable are already losing their homes, health and education. As climate change makes crises more common, it becomes harder to recover from them.
UNICEF works with partners at global and local level to ensure that children can live in a safe and clean environment. Our actions are structured around four approaches:
- Making children the centre of climate change strategies and response plans
- Recognizing children as agents of change
- Protecting children from the impact of climate change and environmental degradation
- Reducing emissions and pollution
Hear from Climate Warriors about the work they are doing to ensure a clean and sustainable India.
UNICEF has created a toolkit for young people to raise awareness and take action against COVID-19. Many of these lessons and guidance can also be applied to climate change, such as helping to combat misinformation online. We can all play a part in spreading accurate facts and science, countering the misinformation that puts lives at risk.
UNICEF is also dedicated to environmental sustainability in its own operations. We are working to transform how and where we work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact, and we have established a dedicated internal fund to support this process. This also includes reducing water and energy consumption, paper use, and waste. Our office in New Delhi uses solar power and we have a battery run vehicle.
To learn more about our work globally.