Sunday 1 April 2012

Climate change, children and youth in Cambodia: Successes, challenges and policy implications

This briefing was prepared as background to the Cambodia Human Development Report on climate change and rural livelihoods in Cambodia. The brief presents an overview of climate impacts in the context of existing poverty and vulnerability, before specifically focusing on child impacts. The brief draws on Children in a Changing Climate (CCC) research with children, presenting views of the children themselves before calling for child sensitive approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Principles developed from the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a World Fit for Children and the Millenium Development Goals are presented. The brief concludes by identifying opportunities and entry points within Cambodia for implementing a child sensitive approach to climate change.

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