Invitation: Forward Thinkers Webinar: Towards a healthy planet

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January 26, 2023 @ 5:00 am – 6:00 am

How can we protect our children from environmental hazards? Join us at our webinar to find out!

Forward Thinkers Webinar

Towards a healthy planet: Implementing the right to a clean, healthy and toxic-free environment


Climate and environmental crisis causes devastating impacts on the well-being and future of our children. Environmental hazards take 1,7 million children’s lives each year, make them leave their homes and suffer from diseases, early marriage, exploitive labour and miss out on education. We must protect children’s rights for a clean environment to save lives.

According to the historic resolution of UN-General Assembly in July 2022, access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a universal human right. In 2023 the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will publish its General Comment no. 26 on Children’s Rights and the Environment with a Special Focus on Climate Change.

In anticipation of this publication, we will discuss the UN-initiatives which aim to advance the protection of children’s rights for a clean environment, their impacts and perspectives at the webinar “Towards a healthy planet: Implementing the right to a clean, healthy and toxic-free environment”. In our series Forward Thinkers webinars we deepen our intergenerational dialogue and also address the nexus of peace and hazardous chemicals.

Join us online on January 26th, 11 a.m. CET. 


  • Alexandra Wandel, Chair, Management Board, World Future Council
  • Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Councillor, World Future Council, Honorary President of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) (invited)
  • María Fernanda Espinosa-Garces, Councillor, World Future Council, Former President of the UN-General Assembly
  • Marie-Claire Graf, Youth:Present Representative, Co-founder youth negotiators academy
  • Neshan Gunasekera, Councillor, World Future Council, International Lawyer and Educationist, Sri Lanka
  • Raina Ivanova, Youth:Present Representative, Climate and Child Rights advocate
  • Moderator: Jeffrey Opoku, Youth:Present representative, Youth Sustainability Leader




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