Dr Camilla Kingdon, the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, has warned that the climate crisis poses a significant threat to the health and well-being of children worldwide. Children are at an increased risk of developing premature birth, asthma, obesity, cancer, and mental disorders due to the negative impacts of climate change. The report also highlights that low-income households are more severely affected by poor air quality, cold and damp homes, and energy costs. The report suggests appointing a cabinet minister for children, prioritising child health in policymaking, creating ethical standards, ensuring transparency and accountability, and fostering public awareness and education to tackle the climate crisis’s impact on children’s health. Healthcare professionals are also urged to support families affected by the climate crisis.

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