Climate change, energy access and environmental degradation are equity issues, with children and young people often being the most vulnerable and affected. Addressing climate change, energy access and environmental degradation is therefore vital for building a more sustainable future for children. UNICEF programmes and focus areas present opportunities to act on climate, energy and/or the environment to deliver more sustainable and child-inclusive results. As such, UNICEF Angola conducted a Climate Landscape Analysis for Children, examining the baseline situation of climate, energy and environment-related issues affecting children and how they relate to UNICEF’s priorities.
One World developed the required CLAC for UNICEF Angola Country Office. The CLAC report aims to understand the overall Climate, Environment and Energy (CEE) landscape in Angola in terms of data availability, existing law, policy and regulations, risks to children and potential benefits of climate actions, and the gaps in its consideration for children and child-sensitive approaches, to inform UNICEF’s ongoing and future programmes in the country. The CLAC is based on a literature review of relevant documents and information collected through stakeholder engagements. In-country stakeholders were actively involved in the process.
OneWorld also developed recommendations and identification of actionable opportunities to integrate climate, environment, and energy development issues across UNICEF programmes and partnerships in Angola. Based on identified actionable opportunities, OneWorld developed a strategic document that sets out a path to mobilize resources to respond to the adaptation needs of Angolan Children (climate finance strategy for children). This included a critical assessment of the extent to which the foundational factors to mobilize additional finance are in place and whether there are initiatives to improve on them.