NCB has aspired for all children and young people to feel happy,
healthy, safe, confident and connected in an uncertain and changing
environment. We have supported children and young people to respect
the limits of the planet and encourage others to do the same.
We have been committed to action to achieve a sustainable future
for our children and young people because:
- Children are future care takers of their communities and the
- Children are worried and they want to act
- Children are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change,
particularly the most disadvantaged
- It's a moral issue - it's not fair to leave it to future
- It's not just a 'green' issue - it underpins a range of health,
social and economic outcomes for children
NCB's sustainable lifestyles work has focused on two priority
1.Promoting health and well-being through
Enabling a much broader
approach to sustainable development, recognizing that it underpins
a range of health, social and economic outcomes for children and
2. Helping children and young people to live
Helping children and young people to actively pursue sustainable
lifestyles and encourage others to do the same.
'If each individual feels responsible about the issue then
we can make a huge difference as we are tomorrow's adults we
will teach our children and then eventually people around us will
learn by seeing the effect it has on the world'
Becoming Climate Smart
NCB and the Institute for Development
Studies worked with children's charities to understand and connect
sustainability to their core purpose. The project culminated in
guidance for children's organisations on becoming Climate Smart.