Our Rights, Our Planet Training

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) learn about and stand up for our environmental rights

Target Audience

The course is designed for children and young people who want to learn about and protect their rights and the environment.


We are excited to share “Our Rights, Our Planet” a FREE training for children and young people to learn about and stand up for their environmental rights! It is available online and offline. 

The training features interviews with activists, scientists and experts from around the world, animated lessons, as well as an interactive game. It was developed by Articolo12, Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative (CERI), Terre des Hommes (TdH) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

You can take the online training on UNEP’s Law and Environment Assistance Platform: https://leap.unep.org/ourrights-ourplanet/. Alternatively, you can download the offline (pdf) version of the training here.

What will you learn in this course?


  • Level 1: Your right to a healthy environment
  • Level 2: Environmental issues that put you and your rights at risk
  • Level 3: We are not all responsible in the same way
  • Level 4: Your participation matters

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training course, you will:

  • Learn what “environment” means and how everything is connected
  • Explore your right to live in a healthy environment and learn about how the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) protects these rights
  • Learn how environmental destruction, including climate change, impact young people’s rights
  • Learn about what governments, industries and others, must do to protect the environment and your rights
  • Figure out what you can do to participate