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    The effects of climate change on children’s education attainment

    Leal Filho, Walter, Balasubramanian, Muniyandi, Abeldaño Zuñiga, Roberto Ariel and Sierra, Javier (2023) The effects of climate change on children’s education attainment. Sustainability, 15 (7). p. 6320. ISSN 2071-1050

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    Abstract

    It is proven that the consequences of climate change have grater impacts for the most vulnerable populations, and children are one of these social groups in risk of poverty and social exclusion. In this regard, education plays a pivotal role to guarantee the children’s personal and professional development. In this context, there is a need for scientific research on how climate change impacts children’s education attainment. This paper provides an analysis of the extent to which climate change influences education attainment among children and suggests some measures to address the problem. It reports on a literature review complemented by a set of case studies, with the purpose of exploring how child-centred responses to climate change can contribute to building the resilience of households and communities. Based on the findings from the study and bearing in mind the international literature on the topic, the paper outlines some possible areas of intervention in respect to climate literacy and climate education, which may be helpful in raising awareness among children about climate change and its many ramifications.

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