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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

Mounkaila Goumandakoye, Director and Regional Representative UNEP Africa; and Dr. Richard Munang, Regional Policy and Programme Coordinator at UNEP Africa Putting Children within the Discourse of Addressing Climate Change in Africa
Courtenay Cabot Venton, Freelance Consultant, International Economics and Sustainable Development Making the Case: Costs and benefits of climate change impacts on children
Ashvin Dayal, Managing Director, Asia, The Rockefeller Foundation; Anna Brown, Associate Director, The Rockfeller Foundation Hot, Flooded, and Crowded: Coping with Climate Change in Cities Today
Carina Bachofen, Maarten van Aalst and Pablo Suarez, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Bridging science and practice: Engaging youth in participatory games for learning about climate risks
Joy Guillemot, UNICEF Climate Change Advisor and Jazmin Burgess UNICEF-UK Climate Change Policy and Research Officer Child Rights at Risk: The case for joint action on climate change

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