Tackle climate change and you tackle child poverty

That is the message I received very promptly from Unicef when I asked them what we could do to tackle child poverty. I asked what could be done in 30 minutes and they came back with things that can be done in as little as 10 minutes. So thank you Hayley Cull from Unicef for providing these ideas to get us all on the road to tackling child poverty head-on.

This is what Unicef said could be achieved if w took some time out to help:

As our climate changes, children in the poorest countries are most vulnerable. Climate change already threatens children’s access to food, water, education and shelter, and these threats will continue to grow unless we act now. UNICEF UK is currently campaigning to protect children from the impacts of climate change. If you have 10 minutes, you can help make a real impact by writing a personalised email to your MP; or if you have a little longer, join our Children’s Champions network and stitch a special craft message to show your MP that you care about protecting children. (follow the links to take action.

If enough people in the UK show their MPs that they care, we can make sure the UK government champions action on climate change at the 2015 General Election and important international summits that are coming up, such as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s world leaders summit on climate change in 2014, and the 2015 deadline to agree a new global climate deal. This could have a real and lasting impact for the world’s most vulnerable children, protecting them from the climate risks that they are already experiencing and ensuring we leave them a safe future to grow up in.

Not a bad aim is it? Whatsmore it is achievable, 10 minutes or longer is not much time taken put of your day but it is time very well spent. Imagine if every blogger who read this took action as Unicef suggests? Imagine what a powerful message that would send to the people in power? So what are you waiting for?

I am blogging every day to raise money for Unicef. View the campaign here.

Thanks for reading.

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