This CEELAC report for South Africa was commissioned by the UNICEF South Africa Country Office. CEELAC examines the baseline situation of climate, energy and environment (CEE)-related issues affecting children in South Africa, and how these issues are addressed in the country’s development priorities and national policies and strategies. It identifies strategic entry points and potential sources of finance for mainstreaming child-centred CEE issues into national policies. As such, the CEELAC proposes policy recommendations and priority child-targeted interventions to assist UNICEF, the South African government and other development partners respond to CEE in ways sensitive to the needs of children, especially poor children. It is intended to be useful to UN Agencies; Development Partners engaged in CEE action; Government partners; and Civil Society Organisations, research institutions and the media.

The CEELAC report was prepared by OneWorld Sustainable Investments under the technical guidance of UNICEF South Africa, Sufang Guo and Khumbuzile Zuma. UNICEF South Africa’s Country and Deputy Country Representatives, Christine Muhigana and Muriel Mafico respectively provided valuable inputs. Key insights came from UNICEF section leads and officers, Ben-Albert Smith (Innovation), Hana Yoshimoto (Education), Lea Castro (Nutrition), Makiba Yamano (Child Protection), Russel Wildeman (Social Policy), Toby Fricker (Communication & Partnerships) and Sudeshan Reddy (Communications). Nancy Chawawa from UNICEF ESARO further provided additional valuable inputs.

Link to Original Publication on UNICEF website.