This brief summarizes some of the most important environmental health risks faced by children today and explains why infants and young children are particularly vulnerable. It aims to alert policymakers and practitioners, whether involved with childcare or environmental issues, about the importance of considering early childhood needs in policies and practices, to create environments in which young children can thrive.
• ARNEC scoping study putting young children at the heart of environmental and climate actions
• ARNEC webinar: From pollution to solution. Clean air for young children in the Asia Pacific (2023)
• ARNEC Connections no.13 (2020): Ensuring the well-being of young children amidst environmental risks in the Asia-Pacific region