Generation Hope: 2.4 billion reasons to end the global climate and inequality crisis

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Save the Children International,Save the Children UK

Climate change isn’t a threat to the future. For the world’s 2.4 billion children, it’s a global emergency today. The Generation Hope report sets out why this emergency is deeply connected to inequality – including compelling new evidence on the scale of the combined climate and inequality crisis. A staggering 774 million children face the dual threat of poverty and climate emergency.

While children are disproportionately affected by this crisis, they are not passive victims but a growing force for change. Their voices must be heard.

The Generation Hope report profiles insights shared with us by more than 54,000 children from 41 countries in Save the Children’s biggest-ever global dialogue with children. Their ideas, activism and strength of belief set out in this report are not just an antidote to apathy and despair, but a much-needed impetus for action.

Drawing on children’s experiences and insights, together with other research, the report identifies five critical entry points for building a greener and more just planet. As one child in India told us, “Unity is the greatest strength of all, so we need to stand together in this fight.” Together, we can be Generation Hope.


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