Policy brief: What children’s human rights experts need to know about a healthy oceanas part of the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment.

By Sophie Shields and Elisa Morgera

“This info sheet provides an overview of the relevance of the ocean in the UN General Comment No. 26 on children’s rights and the environment, with a special focus on climate change (GC26). GC26 provides authoritative guidance on how the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child depends on progress in environmental protection, and vice versa. This info sheet is particularly addressed to child rights research and advocacy experts. We underscore the urgent need to protect children’s human rights within the context of the ocean-climate nexus, addressing the triple planetary crisis in a holistic way, and emphasising the roles…”

Main photo: Margherita Brunori