Climate, energy and environment landscape analysis for children in South Africa
A liveable planet for every child.
UNICEF assists the world’s children, especially the most vulnerable, through health and educational interventions; improved water, sanitation, and hygiene services (WASH); and emergency assistance. Climate change has made these tasks more urgent and complicated, but as governments step up efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change, new collaborative opportunities are emerging for UNICEF.
In South Africa’s case, the challenge is two-fold: to build resilience in adapting to climate change; and to mitigate climate change by transitioning away from its fossil fuel-intensive growth path through a ‘just’ energy transition (JET). The national Just Transition Framework (JTF) seeks to address both challenges through ensuring that workers and communities are not unduly compromised by the national transition to a low carbon and climate resilient economy and society. UNICEF can assist in both respects and in ways that are consistent with its core mandate.