The impacts of climate change are disastrous for children, endangering their most basic rights. Human rights must be at the core of the Paris agreement this December. Unicef 2012 Maitem

Children and the
changing climate

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This collection of case studies offers a snapshot of recent or ongoing initiatives to protect children from the danger of climate change around the world. They highlight the increasing threats that children face as a result of climate change, including emergencies resulting from climate-related disasters, and Unicef’s work to increase communities’ resilience and safeguard children’s rights in these contexts.

With testimony from children across nine countries, the collection showcases best practice examples of programmes that address climate risk and climate change impacts through humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and mitigation measures.