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Children are the least responsible for climate change, yet they will bear the greatest burden of its impact, creating barriers to the realization of their rights and hampering their ability to survive, grow and thrive. The right to a healthy environment underpins the rights of all children yet the climate crisis is a significant challenge in implementing children’s rights from access to food and safe water to housing, education, and freedom violence and abuse.
This thematic page, developed in partnership with the Asia Pacific Network for Early Childhood Development (ARNEC), includes key facts and resources about the inter-section of climate change and Early Childhood Development.
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Climate change directly impacts children’s growth and development. The impact on young children, pregnant mothers and fetuses is a huge cause for alarm, as they are the groups most affected by climate change and environmental issues:
More than a billion children live in cities. The lack of clean and safe spaces negatively impacts a child’s early development opportunities. It increases harmful exposure to air pollution and environmental toxins in city spaces such as playgrounds next to busy roads. Cities are not being designed to support young children and caregivers, where outdoor spaces such as playgrounds, preschools and roads are disabling safe movement, play and social interaction.