The impact of climate change on global child health - position statement

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health recognises that climate change is an existential threat to the health and wellbeing of children and young people. In October 2020, we joined national health and academic alliances to declare climate change an emergency requiring accelerated collaborative actions. This position statement summarises our recommendations and activity about mitigation and adaptation against the impact of climate change on children and young people around the world.

Visit the RCPCH website for the full statement

Plus information on:

  • RCPCH top three requests for global leaders
  • Background and policy context
  • Key facts
  • Key considerations
  • What have children and young people said
  • Key messages for health professionals
  • Roles and responsibilities of paediatricians
  • RCPCH recommendations
  • RCPCH activity on climate change
British Academy of Childhood Disability is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1177868
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