UNICEF New Zealand

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation for children, promoting the rights and wellbeing of every child.

UNICEF New Zealand wants to see our country honour the promises we have made to support vulnerable countries in responding to a changing climate. They are concerned that children - especially the most disadvantaged - are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and that climate change threatens to wipe out decades of hard-earned progress achieved by communities, governments and development partners. 

UNICEF New Zealand's submission advocated for championing the rights of children in the climate negotiations, supporting a mechanism at the international level for regular reviews of global carbon cutting targets, and a long term goal for carbon neutrality by 2050.

Read the full submission