Policy brief: What ocean experts need to know about children’s human right to aclean, healthy, and sustainable environment, including a healthy ocean.

By Sophie Shields and Elisa Morgera

“This info sheet is aimed at ocean experts, to clarify the relevance of the ocean for the realisation of children’s right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, as set out in the recent UN General Comment No. 26 on children’s rights and the environment, with a special focus on climate change (GC26). The GC provides authoritative guidance on how the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) depends on progress in environmental protection, and vice versa. This info sheet outlines the distinct implications for children’s human rights, through the lens of the right to a healthy environment, including a healthy ocean…”

Main photo: Margherita Brunori