The impacts of climate change endanger children and threaten their right to live in a clean and safe environment. Despite being least responsible for climate change, children bear the brunt of its impact. Nearly 9 out of 10 children who fall ill due to climate change are aged 5 or younger. By 2040, an estimated 25 million more children will be malnourished due to climate change and about 600 million will live in areas with extremely limited water resources.

The U.S. Government must act now to protect children from the impacts of climate change& by incorporating the following practices into U.S. foreign assistance programs and policies:

  • Financing and enhancing the adaptation and resilience of services that children depend on most, such as water, health, education and nutrition
  • Reducing emissions and pollution
  • Developing child-centric climate change response plans
  • Empowering children as agents of change by including them in decision making on climate change programs and policy

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