The impacts of climate change for children in poor urban areas

This paper discusses the particular and disproportionate risks to urban children in poverty from various aspects of climate change, both extreme events and changing means. It explores the potential impacts on children’s health, learning and psychosocial well-being, and considers the implications of family coping strategies for children. The paper goes on to discuss the implications for adaptation, making recommendations for an adaptation agenda that focuses on the realities for children. Preparatory measures are considered, as well as responses to extreme events and to changes in weather patterns.

Title: The impacts of climate change for children in poor urban areas

Author(s): Sheridan Bartlett

Publication year: 2008

Publisher: Environment and Urbanization

 

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