Climate Justice with and for Children and Youth in Churches

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Research & Coordination: Frederique Seidel
Research assistant: Virág Kinga Mezei

This toolkit provides resources for churches, church-run schools, and summer camps to support intergenerational climate and environmental justice and promote care for children by stopping further global warming. All churches are encouraged to promote education and action to address climate change, reduce CO2 emissions, and protect the environment in their activities for and with children and youth.

Specs: 27 pages; paper; perfect; 4-colour cover

ISBN: 978-2-8254-1731-7 

Shelving/Topics: Religion / Climate 

Rights: World, all languages

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Children are more exposed than adults to the impacts of climate change

When it comes to the treatment of children and their involvement in issues that affect their future, the Churches’ Commitments to Children (co-developed by the WCC and UNICEF) serves as guide and a framework for all World Council of Churches (WCC) member churches. As underlined in the third commitment, “children are more exposed than adults to the impacts of climate change . . . [and] its consequences will be even greater in the lives of future generations, representing a threat to their very survival.”

Climate change affects every aspect of child rights. Only joint efforts at every level will enable us to bend the CO2 emissions curve and protect our planet for future generations.