Global climate change impacts on children

Date Published 2019, November

Authors Inga Menke, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner

There are currently 2.3 billion children under the age of 18 living on earth who are among those most vulnerable to climate change. Already today the global average temperature is 1°C above pre industrial times. The likelihood of children to live in a 1.5°, 2° and 3° world is significantly higher than for adults. This report outlines the climate impacts affecting the lives of children today and in the future.