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COP24 Policy Brief

Overview

Climate change is an inter-generational equity issue. Those who have contributed least to climate change are bearing the brunt of its impacts and will face the huge task of finding future solutions to adapting to and mitigating climate change impacts.

Plan International is calling on governments to take action, and civil society and donors to provide support to ensure that the needs and rights of children, especially girls, are at the heart of efforts to reduce emissions and climate change impacts. 

Executive Summary

Summary

It is critical that all parties involved in COP24 rapidly reduce emissions to meet the 1.5oC target and address underlying vulnerability.

Parties must recognise that reducing emissions alone will not be sufficient in reducing climate change impacts.

We are calling on governments to take action on, and civil society and donors to provide support to ensure that the needs and rights of children, especially girls, are at the heart of climate change efforts

Specifically, we are calling on parties to:

1) Include children, especially girls, in climate action and in all aspects of decision-making and policy processes (Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)

2) Include climate change education in all aspects of formal and non-formal curriculum and extra-curricular activities, and promote school safety to climate-related hazards 

3) Ensure that girls’ rights are recognised when implementing the Gender Action Plan.

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PLAN INTERNATIONAL’S ENGAGEMENT at COP24

Plan International is sending a delegation to COP24 to bring children’s rights to the debates and raise the voices of children. 

  • Plan International is hosting a Marketplace booth (no. 125) from 10th – 14th December highlighting how children, especially girls, can be involved in climate change action.  
  • Plan International is also hosting a Marketplace booth on Gender Day (11th December).
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