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Title The challenges of climate change : children on the front line / UNICEF Office of Research.

Publication Info. Florence, Italy : UNICEF Office of Research, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource : colour illustrations, maps.
text file PDF
Series Innocenti insight
Innocenti insight.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Present and future climatic realities for children / Joseph J. Romm -- What is happening to the climate? / Richard Millar, Duncan Clark and Myles Allen -- Children suffer most from climate change and burning of fossil fuels / Frederica P. Perena -- Childhood health risks of climate change / Kristie L. Ebi -- Why the agriculture and food system must change / Hans R. Herren -- Mitigating the negative impacts of environmentally driven migration on children and other vulnerable people / Bart W. Édes -- Why we need a child-centered approach to adaptation / Courtenay Cabot Venton -- Hot, flooded and crowded: coping with climate change in cities today / Ashvin Dayal and Anna Brown -- Palliative climate change planning and its consequences for youth / Thea Dickinson and Ian Burton -- Helping children survive and thrive through disaster risk reduction / Catherine Cameron -- Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation and African children / Munsonda Mumba -- Child rights at risk / Joy Guillemot and Jazmin Burgess -- Human rights principles, climate change and the rights of the child / John H. Knox and Ramin Pejan -- Climate change and intergenerational justice / Fabian Schuppert -- Good girls and bad boys? Some critical thoughts on casting a gender lens on children in climatic change / Agnes Otzelberger -- Partnering with and catalysing young innovators / Ivana Savić -- Engaging youth in participatory games for learning about climatic risks / Carina Bachofen, Maarten van Aalst and Pablo Suarez -- Opportunities for child empowerment through participation at United Nations climate conferences / Amanda Katili Niode and Adeline Tiffanie Suwana -- Engaging children in the African climate change discourse / Mounkaila Goumandakoye and Richard Munang -- Partnering with young people in climate change action / United Nations Joint Framework Initiative on Children, Youth and Climate Change -- Supporting resilient global citizenship in a changing climate: lessons from Norway, Samoa and New Zealand / Bronwyn Hayward and Elin Selboe -- Climate change activism and youth / June A. Flora and Connie Roser-Renouf -- Beyond projects: involving children in community governance as a fundamental strategy for facing climate change / Roger Hart, Scott Fisher and Bijan Kimiagar -- The latest scientific verdict on climate change / Rajendra K. Pachauri -- Inequality, climate change and children's development / Rachel Garthwaite and Paul Mitchell.
Summary Children and young people represent 30 per cent of the world's population. Not only do they represent the largest group of people currently affected by climate change, but they are also more vulnerable than adults to its harmful effects. Children and young people also constitute the generation that will be required to deal with the future impacts of climate change and that will have to deliver the very deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions that will be essential in the coming decades. This book is an attempt to redress the balance. It brings together the knowledge and opinions of 40 contributors - scientists, development workers, and experts in health, nutrition and children's rights - in an attempt to build up a clear picture of what climate change means for the children of today and tomorrow.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Climatic changes.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Children and the environment.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author UNICEF. Office of Research, publisher.
ISBN 9789210567510 electronic bk.
921056751X electronic bk.