Climate change is a real threat to children in the 21 st century.
Nearly nine million children die before they reach their fifth birthday. These children are dying from a small number of preventable diseases and conditions, such as diarrhoea , malaria , pneumonia and malnutrition .
Climate change will make these conditions worse, placing children at greater risk .
85% of the global disease burden as a result of climate change is borne by children.
“ Adults may want to do it themselves. “ “ They may think we don’t have the capacity – that we can’t do it.” “ But actually, if given a chance and some guiding directions we children can do anything.”
Plan UK: http://www.plan-uk.org/action/issues/reducingchildrensvulnerability/
Children in a Changing Climate: www.childreninachangingclimate.org /
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