UNICEF highlights impact of climate change on children

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Unless we act now: The impact of climate change on children

Today’s children, and their children, are the ones who will live with the consequences of climate change. This report looks at how children, and particularly the most vulnerable, are affected and what concrete steps need to be taken to protect them.

Nearly 690 million of the world’s 2.3 billion children live in areas most exposed to climate change, facing higher rates of death, poverty and disease from global warming. Almost 530 million children live in countries hardest-hit by high floods and tropical storms, mostly in Asia.

The report is available here.