Droughts, floods and other extreme weather events are increasing in frequency and ferocity, endangering communities, creating food insecurity and threatening water supplies. Children are the least responsible for climate change, yet they will bear the greatest burden of its impact.
According to the Global Commission on Adaptation, climate-change-related impacts could push more than 100 million people in developing countries below the poverty line by 2030.
Since the early 1990s, UNICEF and partners have supported disaster preparedness and risk reduction programs to make vulnerable communities more resilient. UNICEF works with partners around the world to identify and implement affordable, scalable solutions that will help curb the impact of climate change on the lives of children, and enable us to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies.