The Green Rising Concept Note
Mobilising Millions of Young People to Protect their Communities from the Climate Crisis
The Green Rising is a new initiative from UNICEF, Generation Unlimited, and a wide ecosystem of public, private, and youth partners to support the global mobilization of millions of young people – at a grassroots level - to take concrete green actions to protect and adapt to the devastating impact that climate change is exacting on their families, neighbors, villages, towns, and cities.
While young people are not responsible for the climate crisis, they cannot afford to wait, and in many communities, taking action now is a matter of survival. The Green Rising commits to contribute to a just green transition in which the most vulnerable youth are empowered with the education, skills, and opportunities to be champions for the planet. We will support 10 million young people to take action by 2025.