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Climate Crisis.

We cannot wait to solve this crisis.

Children are facing more extreme weather in an increasingly unequal world. Climate-related heatwaves, droughts and flooding destroy crops, livestock, and livelihoods. Millions of children are facing a hunger crisis, the scale of which the world has never seen before.

How is the climate crisis impacting on children?
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Without addressing the crisis directly, today's children will bear the greatest burden, especially those living in the most vulnerable regions in the world.

World leaders have been too slow to make the systemic changes needed for sustainable development, to protect children and the planet. It doesn’t have to be this way. Children are speaking up and leading the way towards a better world and it’s time for us to follow their lead.

World leaders have an opportunity to put children first at COP28 this year by giving them a seat at the table when making decisions that affect them, establishing a loss and damage fund, investing climate finance in children, and limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Save the Children has a unique role in amplifying children's voices and encouraging leadership in the climate movement.

We aim to continue to support children – especially the most marginalised who are disproportionately affected by climate change - to be part of the solution and influence decisions by world and local leaders.

What are we doing about it?

As the world’s leading child rights organisation, we’re tackling climate across everything we do, from providing climate-resilient farming in the Solomon Islands to elevating children’s voices in Kosovo.

Through broad collaboration and robust investment, we’re seizing this opportunity to secure a green and equal future for children everywhere.

Protecting children's futures from the climate crisis
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We will continue to stand side by side with children campaigning for a cleaner environment and a safer world and helping communities become more climate resilient.

 

Campaigning for and with children.

Children are leading the way towards a better world. 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.

Learn more about a generation fighting for action on the climate crisis or read our photo series on children Save the Children is supporting to help create a safer, greener planet.

Working with partners at global and local levels.

We are working with partners to achieve the following goals:

  • To ensure the international community and states acknowledge the global climate crisis is a child rights crisis that needs to be addressed with children as agents of change.
  • To minimise the impact that climate shocks have on the most marginalised children and ensure our programmes support climate adaptive development pathways.
  • To reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impacts.

One of our partners is WWF International. Together we are using our combined networks to influence major policy decisions, tackle the climate crisis and prevent further harm to children's lives. We are also working with children and their communities to prepare for and reduce the impacts of climate-related shocks. Read more.