Children are largely left out of discussions about appropriate responses to climate change. But they ought to be central to such debates because they—as well as future generations—have a much larger stake in the outcome than we do. How will such things as rising temperatures, rising sea levels, and the increasing likelihood of extreme weather alter our children’s lives and the lives of their own children?
The Future of Children recently published their Spring 26 Journal entitled, “Children and Climate Change”. The issue outlines how climate change is likely to affect children’s health and wellbeing, and it identifies policies that could mitigate the harm that climate change will cause.
Read the full journal online here.
The Future of Children is a collaboration of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution.