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Promoting Climate-sensitive Early Childhood Care and Education in Emergencies

February 9, 2024

This brief addresses a gap in climate change and education literature: young children who are affected by crises. Climate mitigation and adaptation efforts often exclude early childhood care and education (ECCE), especially in crises and emergencies. Therefore, the brief outlines multisectoral ECCE interventions that can serve as solutions to broader climate change mitigation and adaptation goals. These interventions look at long-term solutions that reduce children’s exposure to climate change risks. The aim of these long-term solutions is to create new climate-adapted ways of thinking, being, and doing by focusing on care – for each other and for the earth – and by building climate resilience among children and their supporting care systems.