Children and climate change: an overview

This overview report shows that children are an important group in the context of climate change, as a disproportionally and severely affected group, and as an important resource for adaptation and policy response. The world's children are mainly affected directly by climate change in the form of increased exposure to hunger and malnutrition, increased health burden, extreme weather events with disastrous impacts, lack of education and psychological stress. These factors are often interrelated. Among children the poor, the young, the disabled, and girls are disproportionally affected.