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Children and young people’ human rights to a healthy ocean: their importance for climate change adaptation & mitigation

One Ocean Hub

University of Strathclyde, UK

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  • climate,
  • United Nations,
  • Environmental defenders,
  • Environmental threats
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  • Researchers,
  • Teachers,
  • Policy makers,
  • Entrepreneurs,
  • Community workers,
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Young people and researchers explain why children's rights to a healthy ocean are crucial in addressing climate change.

Our panellists will reflect on the relevance of children’ and young people’s human rights for the protection of the ocean and for climate change adaptation and mitigation. In particular, the event will provide an opportunity to feed into the development of a new UN General Comment on children’s human right to a healthy environment, with a focus on climate change, and the UN Joint Commitment to the Rights of the Child to a Healthy Environment.

The event will also include a reflection on different knowledge systems, including indigenous and local knowledge, and questions related to the integration of these different knowledge systems in ocean and climate literacy and education programmes.


Dr Bernadette Snow (Deputy Director of One Ocean Hub)


· Mr Mark Haver (Chair of Youth Policy Advisory Council Sustainable Ocean Alliance)

· Ms Soo-Young Hwang (Legal officer, the United Nations Environment Programme)

· Ms Lova Eveborn (WWF Sweden Youth)

· Ms Lindy Brown (Researcher, University of Plymouth)

· Ms Kelsey Archer Barnhill (One Ocean Hub, UK All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassador, University of Edinburgh)

· Professor Elisa Morgera (Director of the One Ocean Hub)