Climate Change

Climate change: half the world’s children are in high-risk areas

Almost 90% of the world’s children are highly exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution. Image: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Victoria Masterson

Senior Writer, Formative Content

Share:

Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Climate Change is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:

Climate Change

Listen to the article

an infographic showing how access to key services increases children’s risk to climate threats.
Lack of access to key services increases children’s risk to climate threats. Image: Children’s Climate Risk Index, UNICEF

Have you read?

a chart showing the countries where children are most at risk
Children in the Central African Republic, Chad and Nigeria are most at risk from climate change. Image: UNICEF

an infographic showing the overlapping stress hazards children face
For the first time, the report looks at the numbers of children living in areas that experience multiple, overlapping climate hazards. Image: UNICEF

Discover

What is the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact summit?

Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

Climate ChangeAir PollutionFuture of the EnvironmentGlobal Health

Share:

Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

6 ways the pharmaceutical industry can reduce its climate impact

Jayasree K. Iyer

November 25, 2022

About Us
Events
Media
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum