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Generation Hope

Our world is at a crossroads



Soaring food and fuel prices here in the UK and elsewhere mean millions of families are struggling to get the everyday essentials we all need. And as our overheating planet triggers droughts, floods and wildfires, families in the poorest countries are seeing their homes, crops and jobs wiped out.

It doesn't have to be like this.

Children are leading the way towards a better world.
It's time for us all to follow their lead. We must listen to their calls for action and find lasting solutions that support and protect children.

Generation Hope is our global campaign for and with children. 
We're calling for urgent action on the climate crisis and inequality to create a safe, healthy and happy future for children.



We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a better world together by:

Investing in children
All governments should spend more on building children’s services and safety nets to protect children, so they can reach their full potential. 

Tackling climate change
Our overheating planet poses a direct threat to children’s rights, lives and futures. Our leaders must urgently put children at the heart of the response to the climate crisis and limit global warming to 1.5°C. 

Sharing power with children
Leaders must give children a seat at the table when making decisions that affect them.


In the world's biggest listening exercise of its kind, Save the Children spoke to more than 54,500 children from 41 countries to learn more about their experiences of climate change and economic inequality, their hopes for the future, and what they think needs to be done to solve these crises. 


We spoke to over 3,000 young people aged between 12 – 18 from across all four nations, from a range of social and economic backgrounds, from cities and villages, and of different ethnic backgrounds and religions.

Here's what we learned:

More than a third of young people are already campaigning on climate change and economic inequality. 

They feel the responsibility to create real change lies with Governments and big business. 

Young people think organisations like Save the Children have a unique role to play in raising awareness and supporting young people to better understand and campaign on climate change and economic inequality. 

How to get involved


Generation Hope Changemakers

Be part of Generation Hope Changemakers.

Children are calling for a greener and fairer future, but they can’t do it alone. They need adults to stand up and speak out.

Right now, the UK is expanding oil and gas drilling that risks worsening the climate crisis. Continuing to drill betrays children’s futures and steals their right to inherit a liveable world. 

We are looking for passionate volunteers to become Changemakers and help put an end to new fossil fuels. Your voice will let those in power know that we care about creating a better world for all children.  

The system is broken, but we aren’t powerless. There’s no time to waste. Join us to make a greener and fairer future for children.

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