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A generation fighting for action on the climate crisis.

Our world is at a crossroads.

Millions of children can't get a good meal, the medicines or the healthcare they need. COVID-19 has made life even tougher. Our planet is overheating, and our seas, fields and forests are being destroyed while children face more extreme weather in an increasingly unequal world.

It doesn't have to be like this. Children are leading the way towards a better world and it's time for us all to follow their lead. We must listen to their calls for action and find lasting solutions that support and protect children.

Save the Children  is campaigning for and with children to call for urgent action on the climate crisis as well as inequality to create a safe, healthy and happy future for children.

Worldwide, 1 in 2 children

are living in poverty

Around 1 billion children

live in countries at 'extreme risk' of the impacts of climate change

Between 142 and 150 million children

have been pushed into poverty since 2020, following the impact of COVID-19

What we're calling for

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a better world together by:

  • Investing in children: All governments should spend more on building children’s services and safety nets to protect children, so they can reach their full potential. 
  • Tackling climate change: Our overheating planet poses a direct threat to children’s rights, lives and futures. Our leaders must urgently put children at the heart of the response to the climate crisis and limit global warming to 1.5°C. 
  • Sharing power with children: Leaders must give children a seat at the table when making decisions that affect them.

Children are at the heart of our campaign.

We are listening and following their lead. We are asking children across the world about their views on inequality and climate change throughout 2022.

Learn about a generation campaigning for change.

Children are already leading the way towards a fairer, greener, more equal future. Here are their stories

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