by Joy Guillemot, Chris Brazier, Patrizia Faustini et al.
The UNICEF Office of Research, 2014
As evidence of the increase in greenhouse gasses mounts, children – the most vulnerable and largest population affected by climate change – continue to be ignored in high level climate negotiations. In response, top climate change thinkers have joined forces to analyze a range of dilemmas and challenges for children thrown up by the unabated warming of the world. The report highlights the imperative for informed engagement of children and youth, not only because of the child’s right to participate, but because young people may be uniquely able to sustain focus of their communities and nations on the issue better than adults who have repeatedly postponed politically challenging policy realities.