Updated: Mar 24, 2021
Children are taking action and speaking up on climate emergency as extreme weather events continue to pose threats on their right to survive, access to education and well-being. Save the Children Philippines, an independent organization aimed at creating better lives for children in the Philippines and across the world, is marking World Sustainability Day on 28 October by highlighting calls for a unified action and strengthening of public awareness to address the impact of climate emergency.
Save the Children has launched the #RedAlertonClimate to inform the public about the climate emergency during the pandemic and provide a platform for children to speak up to change the future. According to a recent survey of 41 children and youth by Save the Children Philippines, children say their well-being is affected by frequent flooding, droughts and heat waves preventing them to do things they used to do including going to school.