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A scoping study on putting young children at the heart of environmental and climate actions

November 30, 2022 – The Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC) in partnership with Save the Children and UNICEF EAPRO has embarked on a scoping study led by the University of Wollongong, Early Start Australia to inform its advocacy for ensuring a clean, safe, and sustainable environment for young children.  

The scoping study aims to share the evidence from the Asia-Pacific region and the insights from experts and partners around the world exploring the deep interlinkages between climate change, environmental degradation and ECD to support our goal of enabling ECD systems and services for young children become more climate resilient, adequately funded, and their value better understood and considered by policy makers and climate scientists.

There are three components to the Scoping Study:
1.    Global Impacts Survey and Desk Review
2.    Sub-Regional Analysis and Case Studies
3.    Looking Forward: Recommendations and the Child-Centred Approach