Protect Children from the Impacts of Climate Change
Every day, climate change endangers children and threatens their futures. Children, who are the least responsible for the causes of climate change, will bear the brunt of its impact. All children have the right to a happy and healthy childhood. However, conditions caused by climate change will make access to shelter, nutrition, and education evermore challenging. Climate change is a child rights issue that must be addressed immediately.
Marginalized children and families often live in the most degraded environments, making them the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Studies show that drought will hit these populations the hardest, reversing years of progress against childhood malnutrition. 600 million children – one in four worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040.
The U.S. Government must act now to protect children from the impacts of climate change. U.S. foreign assistance aimed at developing climate-resilient food and health systems can help children prepare. Educating and engaging youth as key stakeholders can also empower them to be agents of change in their communities.
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Every child deserves to life in a clean and safe environment.
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