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At its heart, climate change is a children issue

Young people of North Macedonia are about a fifth of the population, close to 370,000 boys and girls aged 10 to 24. This programme ultimately aims to reduce the vulnerability of the communities to climate change and environmental degradation by empowering children and young people to be agents of change. Furthermore, the programme  is establishing the foundations for cohesive and comprehensive environment and climate change education in the country.

Children represent 30% of the worlds population and makes the largest group of people affected by climate change and environmental degradation. Children are more susceptible to adverse environmental conditions and are more sensitive to the harmful effects on their lives now and in the future. Climate change and environmental degradation undermines children’s most basic rights across the world, putting their survival and well-being in danger.

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Youth’s Climate Declaration

Young people calling on decision makers to take specific action on climate change Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing the world’s children…

Youth Climate Declaration adopted at the Youth Climate Summit

SKOPJE, 21 October 2021 – At a youth led national “Youth Climate Summit” in Skopje young people adopted a Youth Climate Declaration calling on decision makers…
UNICEF/UN0372373/Ocon/AFP-Services A girl protects herself from the heavy rains by wearing a raincoat as she returns home from a shelter after the passage of Hurricane Iota in Nicaragua, in Bilwi, on November 16, 2020.

One billion children at ‘extremely high risk’ of the impacts of the climate crisis – UNICEF

Children in the Central African Republic, Chad, and Nigeria are among the most at risk of climate change, according to UNICEF’s first child-focused climate risk…
Youth Climate Summit in Skopje – on the road to Milan, Glasgow and beyond..
Screening of the documentary movie “I am Greta” for the first time in the country
IPCC: Human influence has warmed climate at ‘unprecedented’ rate
Updated eco-films programme at Cinedays
UNICEF supports ECO programme at the CINEDAYS Film Festival to raise awareness on climate change and its impact on children
Young innovators awarded seed funds to make eco-solutions a reality

Join our community by taking a pledge!

By signing this pledge, I am taking a stand for climate action and support the integration of the environment and climate change education into the education system. And I am going to:

  • LEARN more about climate change and become more engaged,
  • TAKE ACTION for environmental protection and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions,
  • SHARE with others, encourage them to learn more, take action and sign the pledge.


Become a part of a community that empowers youth to act as agents of change in reducing community vulnerability to climate action and environmental degradation

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