CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 69

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: (a) Make laws and adequately fund steps to cut air pollution. (b) Make children’s rights the focus of national and international responses to climate change, including through its climate strategy.

Original UN recommendation

With reference to target 1.5 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Committee recommends that the State party, including the devolved administrations in relation to devolved matters: (a) Set out a clear legal commitment, with appropriate technical, human and financial resources, to scale up and expedite the implementation of plans to reduce air pollution levels, especially in areas near schools and residential areas; (b) Place children’s rights at the centre of national and international climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, including through its new domestic climate strategy, and in the framework of its international climate change programmes and financial support.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

24 (health and health services)

Last updated on 09/12/2020