How pollution and climate change affect children's health and well-being

07 April 2021

Children today face a new set of challenges that were unimaginable just a generation ago. Across the world, climate change and environmental degradation are threatening child survival, health, and well-being. It’s critical to scale up interventions to ensure a healthy environment for all children, especially for those that are the most vulnerable.

Action on climate change and environmental degradation - taken for children and with them – is a UNICEF priority. The right to a healthy environment underpins the rights of all children not only to survive but to thrive and live in dignity.

In this webinar we gather experts from Norwegian Institute of Public Health, CHAIN and UNICEF. How can we challenge and learn from each other? How can Norway best contribute to understanding children’s environmental risks? How can the research community and experts work together with UN organizations and civil society?



Kyrre Lind, Manager Global Health UNICEF Norway

Translating knowledge to action to protect children from environmental risks
Kam Sripada, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Global Health Inequalities Research (CHAIN), NTNU

 Healthy Environments for Healthy Children
Desiree Raquel Narvaez, MD MPH
Environmental Health Specialist, UNICEF Health Section

Children’s environmental health and social inequalities in Norway: the NeuroTox Study
Gro Dehli Villanger, PhD 
Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health  


The webinar will conclude with questions and answers and participants are encouraged to share their feedback. The event will be held in English and recorded.

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