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Way forward: children at the centre of climate action

There are practical pathways at different levels for making children at the centre of climate action.

Young children’s needs and voices matter in national resilience action

Mechanisms for prioritising young children’s needs and voices through their caregivers need to be put in place to make national resilience actions inclusive.

Establishing a child-centred focus in climate policy development and planning necessary

While young children are often referred to as the most vulnerable community members within the climate change and environmental degradation context, such framing needs to change with emphasis shifting to seeing children as our most valuable community members.

UNICEF: Gaps between climate policies and young children need to be addressed

Current climate change policies often do not refer to children at all, and if they do refer to children, said policies do not specifically differentiate between the developmental ages or stages (e.g., infancy, toddlers, pre-schoolers etc.).

Latest Resources

Access the latest reports and resources to promote holistic and inclusive ECD.

Integration report: Documentation of ECD programmes responding to Covid-19 pandemic

Report analysis of ten case studies of early childhood care and development (ECCD) programs that were developed or adapted to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemi

Most vulnerable to most valuable: A scoping study to put young children at the heart of climate actions and environmental protection

ARNEC in partnership with Save the Children and UNICEF EAPRO has embarked on a scoping study led by the University of Wollongong to inform its advocacy for ensuring a clean

ARNEC Connections (13): Ensuring the well-being of children amidst the environmental risks in the Asia-Pacific region

This edition of ARNEC Connections discuss the state of environmental health and the impacts on young children and ECD.

ECD Events

Unpacking Relationship between Woman and Children in ECCE

Webinar on women working in the Early Childhood Education sector 

Webinar launch From most vulnerable to most valuable: A scoping study to put young children at the heart of climate actions and environmental protection

GISP Asia Webinar #2: Working groups on specific topics

You are invited to the second webinar on Global Initiatives on supporting parents and caregivers. 

Asia Webinars Series on Supporting Parents and Caregivers

Webinar 1: Evidence, mapping and country case studies | Th

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