Position Statement on “Children’s Rights and Climate Justice”

Statement from the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children

*Adopted by the ENOC 26th General Assembly, 21 September 2022 – Reykjavik, Iceland

This ENOC Position Statement 2022 arises from the concern of ENOC members about children’s environmental rights, and particularly concerns about the extent to which the climate crisis is an imminent threat to children’s rights and interests. It is inspired therefore by the urgency of the climate crisis as well as the actions of children/youth around the world who are advocating for climate change mitigation.

This Statement is informed by the research, ‘Children’s Rights and Climate Justice’ and consultation with ENOC Members. It is also informed and enriched by the work done by the European Network of Young Advisors (ENYA). As with all children and youth, it is vital for them to be heard, and to have access to climate justice, through better education and participation channels.


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