Children's Participation in Climate Action

Children's participation in climate action
Tuesday, April 11, 2023

"We are the least responsible for climate change, but we are the most affected by its impacts. This is not fair." These words, spoken by Tanzanian young leader Shania, encapsulate the imperative to include children in discussions and decision-making on climate change and adaptation. Leading up to, during, and beyond the United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (CoP), World Vision has engaged adolescents aged 14-18 in global virtual meetings on topics of climate action and what meaningful child participation looks like. The document here reports on the work of this Global Adolescent Climate Action Group, which will continue towards CoP28, calling for increased participation of children in both climate discussions and decision-making.