On the release of the final draft agreement at COP21 in Paris, Unicef UK Executive Director David Bull said:

12th December 2015 - "Today in Paris, Governments have taken a historic step towards protecting children and future generations from the devastating impacts of climate change. The UK and other Governments have recognised that tackling climate change and protecting the rights of the most vulnerable, including children, are one and the same thing.  

The UK has sent a strong signal by joining the Geneva Pledge for Human Rights in Climate Action, which underlines their commitment to responding to climate change in a way that will protect both people and planet. Governments, the private sector and civil society must now continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the transformation set in motion in Paris today protects our children and future generations."

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