MIL-OSI New Zealand: BORN INTO THE CLIMATE CRISIS

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Source: Save The Children

The climate crisis is a children’s crisis.

The climate crisis is changing the world as we know it,  with grave implications for the rights of children now and future generations of children. 

Our latest research has revealed that the millions of children born in the last year will face on average 2-7 times more extreme weather events than their grandparents – that means more heatwaves, flooding, droughts, crop failures and wildfires. This puts children’s rights to a safe home, healthy environment, healthcare, food and learning are at risk. 

If we take ambitious and urgent action now to limit global warming to  1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, children born in the last year will be significantly less exposed to extreme weather events over their lifetime. 

There is overwhelming scientific evidence that the window to act on climate change is quickly closing. Current commitments for climate action, finance, and children’s participation in decision-making, remain dangerously inadequate. 

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