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Climate Crisis

We have to act now for children's futures

The climate crisis is the biggest battle we will ever fight

The link between the climate crisis and children's lives has never been clearer to see, or more difficult to witness.

The link between the climate crisis and children's lives has never been clearer to see, or more difficult to witness.

Almost half of children worldwide are at huge risk from the impacts of the climate crisis, as extreme weather destroys crops, livestock and livelihoods.

Globally, children are estimated to bear 88% of diseases related to climate change. In Africa, school enrolment rates have declined by 20% in regions affected by drought. The number of people likely to be displaced by climate change could reach one billion by 2050.

We must act now. 

How are we helping children through the climate crisis?

Ou response to the crisis is structured around four main goals: 

  • Advancing our existing programmes and testing innovative approaches to help communities and families adapt to climate change
  • Campaigning with children, supporting their participation in advocating to the international community that the climate crisis is a child rights crisis.
  • Collaborating with others, leveraging expertise and investment to accelerate our ambitions.
  • Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact as an organisation.

But the scale of the threat means more work must be done. As the biggest threat to children’s lives and futures, we’re committed to doing all we can to tackle the climate crisis. 

 

Why COP26 failed to protect children

It's time to see the climate crisis for what it is - a child rights crisis - and give them a say in the future of our planet.

Latest Climate Crisis reports

Can we come together to protect the future?

For so many kids around the world, climate change isn't a distant, scary thing - it's their every day life. Here's how we're supporting them.

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Page last updated August 2022