Press Release - Child-friendly version of the IPCC’s Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX). A New learning tool to arm children on disaster preparedness

A press release about the launch of the child-friendly version of the IPCC’s Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX). The child-friendly SREX report, produced by Plan Australia, is a collaborative work of the Children in a Changing Climate coalition, of which Plan International is a member, along with UNICEF, World Vision and Save the Children. The 28-page report called 'Climate Extreme: How young people can respond to disasters in a changing world', gives children in the developing world knowledge about how to prepare and reduce risks they could face when disasters impact their communities. Presenting examples of crucial roles children have played in disaster preparedness, community education, hazard identification and in evacuation and first aid during disasters, the learning tool is a simplified version of the 600-page SREX-report, produced by a panel of climate experts.

Published 2012-05-03

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