Climate change is a direct threat to a child’s ability to survive, grow, and thrive.
Climate change is a direct threat to a child’s ability to survive, grow, and thrive. As extreme weather events such as cyclones and heatwaves increase in frequency and ferocity, they threaten children’s lives and destroy infrastructure critical to their well-being. Floods compromise water and sanitation facilities, leading to diseases such as cholera, to which children are particularly vulnerable.
“Children are the least responsible for climate change, yet they will bear the greatest burden of its impact.”
Egypt is highly vulnerable to climate change, with projected increase in heat waves, dust storms, storms along the Mediterranean coast and extreme weather events. Stronger warming has been documented over the past 30 years, with average annual temperatures increasing by 0.53 degree Celsius per decade. The country’s climate risks are and will impact the younger generations of today.
Crucially, the awareness of the importance of climate change action both domestically and at the global level is fast increasing in Egypt. The country is at a turning point in its commitment and action to tackle the consequences of climate change. In the 2030 Vision and sustainable development strategy, Egypt has also made commitments to integrate climate change in national development policies and to progressively green its budget across sectors.
UNICEF at COP27 to ensured that the climate crisis is recognized as a crisis for children and their rights, to promote approaches to decrease climate risk for those who are most vulnerable, and to support children and young people’s participation in COP27 as part of efforts to support children and young people’s participation in climate-related decision-making.
“Youth For Climate” Caravan
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