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This Global Fund for Children blog post—written by Emily Prest, spring 2022 Collaborative for Global Children's Issues student fellow, in collaboration with Dr. Joan Lombardi, senior fellow at the collaborative—highlights global leadership efforts that children and youth have taken to better position themselves as active players in securing an environmentally safe and healthy future.

June 16, 2022

Youth Action on Climate and Their Future

Author: Joan Lombardi Emily Prest

The youth of today have demonstrated their ability to meaningfully contribute to and take part in the fight against climate change—from participating in climate change education efforts to leading worldwide movements. The voices of children and youth around the world should not be dismissed. While the future of the climate crisis is seemingly dependent on measures taken within the next decade, youth activists have become some of the greatest leaders in the call for change.