One Planet, One Youth, One Love
Mitigating climate change impacts in South Asia
Climate change is not something that is happening in a place far away. It’s here and it’s real. As its impact intensifies over time, it is the children and young people of today who will face the worst effects.
Children are the least responsible for climate change, yet they will bear the greatest burden of its impact.
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.
If we do not mitigate the climate change impact in South Asia, today’s children will, during their lifetime, experience:
- water shortages linked to rising temperatures
- food shortages
- extreme temperatures
- flash floods
Addressing climate change and mitigating its impact is imperative to protect the children in South Asia and fulfil their rights.
To spread awareness and to encourage tangible actions to protect children and young people in South Asia against the impacts of climate change, UNICEF launched a regional campaign ‘One Planet, One Youth, One Love’.
Together with our eight young Climate Change Champions from across the region, we will empower young people to raise their voices for the sustainability of their future.
We advocate on the need for children and young people to be involved as partners in any decisions that are being made at the policy level, strategy designing phase and disaster mitigation plans involving climate change impact.