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.
At its heart, climate change is a children issue
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.
Youth’s Climate Declaration
Youth Climate Declaration adopted at the Youth Climate Summit
One billion children at ‘extremely high risk’ of the impacts of the climate crisis – UNICEF
UNICEF supports ECO programme at the CINEDAYS Film Festival to raise awareness on climate change and its impact on children
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