There are currently 2.3 billion children under the age of 18 living on earth who are among the group of people 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.

Almost all children will experience 1.5° warming. Mitigation efforts of countries to date are insufficient to achieve the 1.5°C limit (or lower) of the Paris Agreement, but rather set the world on track towards a 3°C warming by the end of the century. Under such a pathway, 92% of all 16-year-old children alive today are expected to live in a 2°C warmer world and 4% will experience a 3° warmer world.