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The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the front line

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In late 2012, the UNICEF Office of Research produced a document of their online debate ‘Research Watch on Climate Change and Children’. Due to popular interest, the Office expanded the project into this e-book, which is a compilation of publications relating to different aspects of climate change and its effect on vulnerable groups, especially children.

This book raises children’s perspectives in the global debate on how the world should mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts. In 2009, Save the Children estimated that the next decade will witness 175 million children being impacted by climate change every year. An additional 250,000 child deaths in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa alone are expected. This book also questions the ethics of the developed world’s current lifestyle and the resource exploitation that entails in light of the impact this will have on the environment and those most vulnerable to climate change. 

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