ECDAN

Incorporating Children’s Rights into Climate Action

November 2022 – This Position Paper was produced by the Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative (CERI) Secretariat Team in conjunction with CERI members and the broader child rights community. It represents an unprecedented collaboration seeking to bring child rights into the heart of the UNFCCC negotiations at COP27.

This policy brief argues that, for child rights-based climate action to become a reality, the Parties to the UNFCCC must take advantage of a unique moment in time to bring coherence between the climate agenda, the work of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the UN Secretary General’s renewed focus on children, youth, and intergenerational equity to embed a greater focus on children’s rights within the UNFCCC process.