Climate change

Children are among the most vulnerable to the health risks of climate change. See our position statement, action plan and resources produced with our working group of enthusiastic members and staff - and join us in tackling this issue.
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We want to share your case studies and local resources - so we can all help make paediatric practice greener.
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Stay up to date with news, events and ways to get involved on climate change by signing up to our new eBulletin.

You just need to complete our short form. We'll deliver the eBulletin to your inbox every other month.
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This dynamic group of members delivers the College’s climate change strategy over five workstreams.
These can support members to become more environmentally sustainable and take action.
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Speak with your council about air pollution, share resources with colleauges or write about your experiences...
Climate change action is embedded as a priority in our 2021-24 College strategy, and we have six ambitions to drive our activity.
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A podcast from the 'Climate Changers' group with RCPCH &Us, featuring interviews from the CCWG and young activists in Ghana!
How can you be more sustainable in the kitchen? Ash Patel, host of our 'Great Paediatric Bake Off' series, baked and chatted with CCWG members Liz Marder and Katy Rose.

The impact of climate change on global child health - our position statement

Latest news and articles on climate change


Our voices: young people and climate change

This podcast is created by young volunteers with RCPCH &Us and is all about climate change with some international guests from Ghana and others closer to home from the RCPCH Climate Change Working Group and RCPCH members.

Our work on air quality

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Climate change can impact air quality and, conversely, air quality can impact climate change. Poor air quality has been linked to serious health conditions in children, such as cancer, asthma and cardiovascular diseases.

We are committed to leading the way to adopt ways of working and policies that support improvements in air quality. In January 2020, we published two major pieces of research and policy advocacy to highlight the threat of poor air quality to health outcomes for children.