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Climate change and children

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Climate change and children

From droughts to flash floods, failing crops and increased disease, the earth’s climate is changing. In what ways are children most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and how are they being affected? This edition of Research Watch looks at the science, the politics, the impact, and the next generation and asks what actions on climate change will most benefit children and young people and how we can bring youth into the climate change debate. In our studio: the Head of Climate Change, at ODI, Dr Tom Mitchell; Professor Saleem Ul Huq, the Senior Fellow in the Climate Change Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development; and Ms Esther Agbarakwe, head of the Nigerian youth climate coalition.

Expert View

Putting Children within the Discourse of Addressing Climate Change in Africa
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Putting Children within the Discourse of Addressing Climate Change in Africa

Mounkaila Goumandakoye, Director and Regional Representative UNEP Africa; and Dr. Richard Munang, Regional Policy and Programme Coordinator at UNEP Africa
Making the Case: Costs and benefits of climate change impacts on children
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Making the Case: Costs and benefits of climate change impacts on children

Courtenay Cabot Venton, Freelance Consultant, International Economics and Sustainable Development
Hot, Flooded, and Crowded: Coping with Climate Change in Cities Today
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Hot, Flooded, and Crowded: Coping with Climate Change in Cities Today

Ashvin Dayal, Managing Director, Asia, The Rockefeller Foundation; Anna Brown, Associate Director, The Rockfeller Foundation
Bridging science and practice: Engaging youth in participatory games for learning about climate risks
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Bridging science and practice: Engaging youth in participatory games for learning about climate risks

Carina Bachofen, Maarten van Aalst and Pablo Suarez, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre
The Undoing of Developmental Achievements by Climate Change: Why ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation (EBA) can help reduce the vulnerability of children in Africa.
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The Undoing of Developmental Achievements by Climate Change: Why ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation (EBA) can help reduce the vulnerability of children in Africa.

Musonda Mumba, Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EBA) Programme Coordinator (UNEP)
Child Rights at Risk: The case for joint action on climate change
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Child Rights at Risk: The case for joint action on climate change

Joy Guillemot, UNICEF Climate Change Advisor and Jazmin Burgess UNICEF-UK Climate Change Policy and Research Officer
Helping children when it counts: From the Superman of Disaster Response to the Clark Kent of Disaster Risk Reduction
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Helping children when it counts: From the Superman of Disaster Response to the Clark Kent of Disaster Risk Reduction

Catherine Cameron, Director of Agulhas: Applied Knowledge
Children are the face of climate change: Knowing and responding to health risks of climate change
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Children are the face of climate change: Knowing and responding to health risks of climate change

Kristie L. Ebi

Look Out For

Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice
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Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice

The effects of human-made climate change are a major issue for scientists, researchers and policy-makers alike. While there exists rather broad consensus that climate change is indeed happening, significant controversy over the extent of the consequences of climate change and adequate policy-responses persists.