"Our planet is in danger, but we can still protect it from destruction. Our generation is the last generation that can achieve it."
Artwork by Valli, Greece, Courtesy UNEP
"The silhouette of a figure in my painting represents the governments' and global businesses' idle hold over the world."
Artwork by Charlotte, United Kingdom, Courtesy UNEP
"My wish is that people around the world would join hands to save the environment."
Artwork by Adrian, China, Courtesy UNEP
"On behalf of the children of Africa I appeal to the leaders of the industrialized countries, to study the effects of pollution in the whole world."
Artwork by Maria, Nigeria, Courtesy UNEP
"If our generation is to be our planet's future, then our world leaders must be our models and friends."
Artwork by Renee, USA, Courtesy UNEP
"Save our planet."
Artwork by Namfon, 15, Thailand, Courtesy UNEP
"The greenhouse effect which is caused by the global warming is increasing every day."
Artwork by Soo, Thailand, Courtesy UNEP
"Nowadays, there is a big problem for our world and our lives called global warming."
Artwork by Tewanat, Thailand, Courtesy UNEP
"Currently our planet is facing environmental problems due to human behavior..."
Artwork by Netpakaikarn, Thailand, Courtesy UNEP
"To the leaders of the world: The message I would like to send is that nature is in danger because of climate change."
Artwork by Gabrielle, USA, Courtesy UNEP
"Everyone should protect his or her home. The Earth is not only home to us humans, it's also home to plants and animals."
Artwork by Katherine, USA, Courtesy UNEP
"Through this simple artwork, I personally was able to express my message on climate change, specifically about solar energy..."
Artwork by Dave, Philippines, Courtesy UNEP
"Concerns about greenhouse gases and global warming have troubled not only big countries, but also us, the Armenians, where each season is unique."
Artwork by Shant, Armenia, Courtesy UNEP
Andriy's art hopes to portray a realistic future for clean energy.
Artwork by Andriy, Ukraine, Courtesy UNEP
Elizaveta wishes that our beautiful planet would be saved for all of us.
Artwork by Elizaveta, Ukraine, Courtesy UNEP
"In my picture the penguin is losing its family members as the ice suddenly broke."
Artwork by Guzel, Russia, Courtesy UNEP
"Let's put in a joint effort to reduce the carbon in the air and please invest in biodegradable resources."
Artwork by Sonia, Kenya, Courtesy UNEP
"Help us save our planet Earth as it is the only planet we can survive on!"
Artwork by Anoushka, Kenya. Courtesy UNEP
"Take care of your Earth. Look after its creatures. Don't leave your children a planet that's dead."
Artwork by Lakshmi, India, Courtesy UNEP
"I have painted a scene...where animals lose their homes and are forced to migrate to unfamiliar territories."
Artwork by Andrew, Malta, Courtesy UNEP
"Let’s protect nature – let’s secure [a] healthy future on the planet!"
Artwork by Ekaterina, Russia, Courtesy UNEP
"Through my painting I would like to transmit to all people, including the world’s leaders, my hope and desire to stop global warming."
Artwork by Laura, Mexico, Courtesy UNEP
"Let's create a better day! It'll never be too late to free our planet."
Artwork by Gloria, China, Courtesy UNEP
Paint for the Planet was an exhibit and auction of children's art, which launched the global United Nations campaign, UNite to Combat Climate Change. The event featured a selection of paintings from UNEP's International Children's Painting Competition. The paintings are a powerful plea from children in 2008 for leadership on climate change.