‘Children, particularly the poorest, are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. From natural disasters to the creeping impacts of rising sea levels and changing rain fall patterns, climate change threatens children’s most basic rights, including their health, access to food and water, education – even their survival. Climate change also makes the root causes of instability and conflict even worse, placing children at a higher risk of violence, exploitation and abuse.’ – www.unicef.org.uk
Children’s Movement for Climate Justice has a membership of 1200 children from Koppal and Kolar. CMCJ functions as Eco Clubs of children for children and adults, with a focus on awareness about Climate Change and destructive development, leading to alternate ways of living and working. Currently, a young woman, a graduate from Bandhavi is heading up this project.