UNICEF: Gaps between climate policies and young children need to be addressed

  • Advocacy : Clean, safe and sustainable environment

UNICEF’s study of child sensitivity with climate policies in 2021 revealed that children are often invisible. More information is needed to adequately address the impact of climate change on children, especially differentiating across development ages or stages.

Current climate change policies often do not refer to children at all, and if they do refer to children, said policies do not specifically differentiate between the developmental ages or stages (e.g., infancy, toddlers, pre-schoolers etc.).

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