Environment

Take action on climate change

Droughts.

Floods.

Severe storms.

Climate change is here and its impacts are only going to get worse - unless we act now. Whether it is organizing a climate strike or using reusable bags, young people from around the world are taking actions - small and big -  to protect their futures.

So join us in taking climate action today, because it is only together that we can create a better world.

 

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Have your say

 

The UN and other partners have launched a new Global Initiative to Advance Children’s Right to a Healthy Environment, from 2019-2021. Children and youth from around the world are being invited to share their views and concerns on environmental issues, and these will be shared widely with decision-makers at country, regional and global level. Based on the inputs from children and young people, a Global Declaration on Children’s Right to a Healthy Environment will be developed and handed over to world leaders in 2021.

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6 ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE RIGHT NOW

 

1. Use a refillable water bottle and coffee cup.

2. Air dry your hair and clothes.

3. Take short showers.

4. Recycle paper, plastic, glass and aluminium.

5. Bring your own bag when you shop.

6. Speak up!

 

Find more actions here.

 

Educate yourself

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Online course: Climate change & children

Educate yourself on the impact of climate change on children's lives with this online course from UNICEF and The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership.

Get started!

 

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The environment and your rights

Discover your rights when it comes to the environment.

Learn more.

 

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Calculate your carbon footprint

Is it high or low? How can you reduce it?

Find out here.

Adults keep saying: ‘We owe it to the young people to give them hope.’

But I don’t want your hope.
I don’t want you to be hopeful.
I want you to panic.
I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.
And then I want you to act.

- Greta Thunberg, Climate Activist

Hear what young people have to say

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Voices from around the world on climate change

Read blogs and poems written by young people from across the world.

Learn how they are experiencing climate change - and what they are doing about it.

 

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A wake-up call: One typhoon survivor's story

Read Joanna's story about how Typhoon Haiyan changed her life.

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The ocean

8 ways to save our seas...and ca$h

Doing your part to save the oceans is not as hard as you think - and you might save some money in the process!

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