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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It's time to #ShiftTheDial

Climate change poses an existential threat, but it is not experienced equally. Our new toolkit supports paediatricians to take action locally, regionally and nationally. 
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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.
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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...
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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!
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Read our environmental policy and about our journey on making the College a net zero organisation by 2040.

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

Latest news and articles on climate change


Ride for their Lives at the RCPCH conference 2024

On Sunday 24 March, delegates from across the UK are cycling to the RCPCH conference in Birmingham as part of Ride for their Lives to inspire action on air pollution and the wider climate crisis.

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.