UNICEF therefore recognizes the need for stronger partnerships in order to upscale efforts to address the adverse impact of climate change, focusing on the needs of women and children and to maximize opportunities to improve environmental protection for wider well-being. The participation of young people is a necessity and part of their fundamental rights. Children should be recognized as co-creators of solutions to climate change. Their concerns and ideas need to be heard, political space for them created, and economic
opportunities linked to environmental sustainability made the new normal. UNICEF will elevate the voices of children and young people in the global climate discourse, encourage their environmental activism and promote their involvement in activities that combine environmental sustainability and economic development.