The climate crisis is a child rights crisis. From access to clean air, food and safe water; to education, housing, and even their right to survive, the climate crisis hits children hardest.
Already 1 billion children are at extremely high risk of the impacts of the climate crisis. Last year, children were forced to leave their homes due to weather events almost 10 million times.
We’re at a pivotal moment in the fight against climate change. The window is closing on our chance to limit warming to 1.5 Degrees and avoid the worst of the climate crisis.
Children around the world, along with UNICEF, CERI and YOUNGO, have drafted a declaration for every government to sign. It is the first declaration of its kind, and it calls for decision-makers to commit to developing global principles on child rights and the environment, and to make sure climate policies are inclusive, and child and youth-centred. Already 29 countries have signed, now is the time for the UK government to join them and to put children at the heart of their climate policies and actions.
Support a brighter future for children in the UK and around the world. Sign our petition now asking the UK Government to sign the Intergovernmental Declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action.