Children and Youth

Local school children on tropical island with their teacher
Solomon Islands is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the Pacific region and in the world. In 2021, the World Risk Report put the Solomon Islands as the second most at risk country when it comes to disasters.
Caritas - Australia
Cover Council of the Baltic Sea States
The Project aimed to empower children and youth to play an active role as contributors to societal resilience and to remove barriers to their active involvement in prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Council of the Baltic Sea States
UN CC:Learn
This course presents how children and youth can be impacted by climate change, how their resilience can be strengthened, and how they can act to address this challenge.
  • Duration
    2 hours
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Addressing climate change and improving girls’ education are essential to reducing poverty and building prosperous, resilient economies and peaceful, stable societies. Often these issues are viewed in isolation, but they are closely linked.
United Kingdom - government
A boy dressed in his school uniform is walking though his flooded school ground.
A new position paper addresses the climate, environment, and biodiversity crises in and through gilrs' education. The position paper calls for ensuring continuity of education for all in the face of increasing extreme weather events and emergencies.
Education Cannot Wait
Villagers going home on an improvised raft during the monsoon flooding in Thailand, 2010
Focusing on eight cyclone-prone countries across multiple regions, the $30 million risk transfer financing platform seeks to support 15 million children, youth and women over an initial three-year pilot.
United Nations Children's Fund (Global Headquarters, New York)
Teacher giving out books at a school in Mozambique.
The World Bank helps rehabilitate more than 700 weather-resilient classrooms across the country to protect investments in human capital. The investments include transfer of technical and knowledge skills necessary to build resilient infrastructure.
World Bank, the
A photo of two laughing children wearing traditional Mongolian dress in a field with cashmere goats
559 million children are currently exposed to high heatwave frequency, according to new research from UNICEF. Further 624 million children are exposed to one of three other high heat measures - high heatwave duration, severity or extreme high temperatures
United Nations Children's Fund