Feeling the heat: Child survival in a changing climate
Author(s)/Editor(s): Baker L with support from colleagues at Save the Children
Publisher/Organizer: Save the Children
Publication date: 2009
Number of pages: 31
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4 December 2009 - Save the Children press release: Climate change is a global emergency for children
”Climate change greatly increases the risk that the most basic rights of children in poor countries will not be met.These children are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of global warming and yet least to blame.
“Save the Children’s report is very important and timely,coming just a month before the start of the Climate Conference in Copenhagen.Policy-makers all over the worl must use this opportunity to adopt an ambitious agreement that will ensure that global warming does not exceed 2°C.Exceeding this limit would have devastating consequences for poor children and other vulnerable groups.Norway and other rich countries must make sure that there is funding for disaster risk reduction and adaption in poor countries,and make it attractive for developing countries to choos climate-friendly development options.
“Save the Children’s report identifies practical steps that should be taken in order to ensure that the world’s most vulnerable children are given a chance of survival.”
Erik Solheim, Minister of the Environment and International Development, Government of Norway