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Born into the Climate Crisis: Why we must act now to secure children’s rights

September 2021 – Save the Children International published this report that was developed with the support of a dedicated Child Reference Group, comprised of 12 children aged between 12–17 years old from across the globe, to lay out how the intergenerational impacts of climate change are infringing on children’s rights to life, education, and protection.

The threat posed to children and their rights by the climate crisis is not theoretical: it is real, and it is urgent. Save the Children has partnered with an international team of leading climate researchers led by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel to quantify the extent to which children will experience extreme weather events as a manifestation of climate change, the disparities between generations, and the widening inequality between high-income and low- and middle-income countries.

The report is available in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic. There is also a separate executive summary, recommendations document, and child-friendly version available for download on their website.