The climate crisis is accelerating, and children and young people are bearing the brunt of its impacts. Around the world, children and youth are demanding urgent actions from governments to protect and prepare them for the intensifying and accelerating climate crisis.
To protect their future and encourage urgent actions, children and youth must be meaningfully engaged in climate discussions and make their voices heard at major climate events, like the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28), to draw attention to the actions that need to be taken to secure a sustainable, equitable and livable planet for every child and young person.
We invite you to raise your voice by participating in a U-Report poll and share the extent to which you feel prepared to adapt to the impacts of climate change. This global consultation will run from July 10 until the end of September, and its results will feed directly into the global youth consultation and Global Youth Statement for COP28, providing an invaluable opportunity for world leaders to listen to the voices of young people.
The consultation is being carried out in collaboration with the Official Children and Youth Constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), also known as YOUNGO, and Youth Climate Champion (YCC). The U-Report poll also aligns with UNICEF’s upcoming Climate Action Plan and the COP28 Presidency focus on children, youth skills and education. Its results may also be an additional resource to support events linked to the national Conference of Youth.
Make your voice heard and share your experience with the climate crisis to inform the advocacy efforts of UNICEF and its partners at COP28!