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COP28 Statement from ECDAN Executive Director

Elizabeth Lule, Executive Director of the Early Childhood Development Action Network, released the following statement in response to the concluding global stocktake at the end of COP28.
December 14, 2023

The Important Stuff: A Message from Children to COP28 Leaders

The project "The Important Stuff" includes 6 videos showcasing 25 children from 12 countries presenting their concerns, ideas, and solutions for real issues related to climate negotiations. It also calls attention to the necessity of a first decisive letter towards children’s rights.
December 7, 2023

An Open Letter to COP 28 President-Designate Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

ECDAN and partners have prepared an open letter to the President-designate of COP 28 calling upon him to give young children a voice in the negotiations and ensuring their unique and specific vulnerabilities to climate change are addressed in the resulting commitments.
December 6, 2023

Time to put Africa's Youngest Children in Climate Change Consideration

CGTN news outlet published an op-ed co-authored by Lynette Okengo, Executive Director of the Africa Early Childhood Network and Elizabeth Lule, Executive Director of the Early Childhood Development Action Network. The article calls for concerted efforts to prioritize early childhood development in regional and national plans to address the underlying causes of climate change and environmental degradation.
December 2, 2023

Media Advisory: Building the Foundations of Climate Action by Investing in Children

As global leaders gather at the 28th session of the UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, ECD organizations will host a series of side events to put young children at the forefront of climate-impact discussions, actions, and financing. One such event is Growing Green Champions: Building the Foundations of Climate Action by Investing in Children, hosted by ECDAN, UNICEF, and Dubai Cares at RewirEd Summit on December 8, 2023 at the Connect Conference Centre in the Green Zone at Expo City Dubai.
December 1, 2023