Climate change is a social, intergenerational, gender, and racial injustice. Plan International aims to support children and youth to meaningfully and safely engage in climate policy processes and to reduce the barriers preventing them from engaging in and influencing climate policy and advocacy.
With this in mind, Plan International conducted a global online survey to capture the opinions and experiences of young people on climate change education and their participation in climate policy processes. The survey was available in seven languages and was open to 15 to 24-year- olds in all 77 countries where Plan International operates. Over 1,800 adolescents and youth, between the ages of 15 to 24, from 37 countries, participated: more than half (54 per cent) were 15 to 18 years old and 72 per cent were girls.