Creating a Healthy and Just World in the Face of Climate Change: The Role of Early Childhood Professionals

Research/Science Plenary

As the greatest threat to public health in the 21st century, climate change can feel completely overwhelming, especially as its impact exacerbates existing inequities. But the world we want to create is worth imagining and pursuing—a world in which children can thrive. As early childhood professionals, we have great opportunities to support real and sustainable transformation. What is the latest research on climate change, why should early childhood professionals be leaders in this, and what can and should we do?