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Climate Change and Children

Climate change is a child rights issue. The collaborative focuses on ensuring that conversations concerning the global impact of climate change consider the effect on children's development and well-being.


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Marisa O. Ensor

Collaborative on Global Children's Issues

Research Fellow

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Joan Lombardi

Center for Child and Human Development; Collaborative on Global Children's Issues

Senior Scholar; Senior Fellow


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Little Amal, 12-feet puppet of a Syrian refugee girl, walking towards the Capitol surrounded by people.

Walk with Amal

Amal walks through a sea of emergency blankets. A river of shoes appears, carrying the stories of millions of children on the move, who seek safety within and across borders. Amal brings them to the feet of U.S. Representatives.

Little Amal is the internationally celebrated 12-foot puppet of a…

Georgetown Units

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The Earth Commons Georgetown Unit

Founded in February 2022, the Earth Commons seeks to build and support a focus on the environment and sustainability across Georgetown University. It supports faculty research, convenes leaders, advances dialogue, and provides opportunities for students to engage in hands-on projects and research.

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Georgetown Environmental Justice Program

The Georgetown Environmental Justice Program delivers theoretical tools capable of understanding ecological transitions, contributing to topics of environmental justice, and identifying conceptual frameworks that link practical ethics and people affected by environmental degradation.