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Tackling a double threat: Children at the front and centre of urban fragility and climate change

Overview

This brief was developed jointly by Plan International, UNICEF and World Vision International to ensure that child rights are firmly embedded in the urban agenda.

Climate change is a threat multiplier, disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable girls and boys. Though children are the least responsible for climate change, those living in urban informal settlements, as well as fragile and developing contexts, are among the most susceptible to its ravages. Girls and women are also acutely vulnerable because of pre-existing gender inequalities and social norms.

This brief was developed jointly by World Vision International, Plan International and UNICEF for the Urban Thinkers Campus “Climate Action in Cities: Children at the Front and Centre”, June 2021 as part of the World Urban Campaign. Plan International, UNICEF and World Vision International are all part of the Global Alliance – Cities 4 Children, an interdisciplinary alliance of 22 member organisations working together to ensure that child rights are firmly embedded in the urban agenda.