World Earth Day



A sustainable natural environment is essential for the survival, safety and well-being of human beings. Climate change has catastrophic impacts on our environment and can lead to far-reaching consequences. Unfortunately, no one pays a higher price than those who’ve done the least to cause this global problem – the poor.


A crisis we cannot ignore

The ramifications of climate change include sea level rise, more floods and droughts, extended heat waves and extreme weather events that are becoming more intense and unpredictable. 13 out of 30 countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change are found in East Asia and the Pacific region.

Climate change is exacerbating the existing vulnerabilities of the most vulnerable children and their families. It will not only negatively affect the health of the poor and the fulfilment of their basic needs such as drinking water, but in many countries, it also poses a real threat to livelihoods and food security as a result.

World Vision believes that every child has the right to live in a healthy and safe environment. We work with various stakeholders to build a sustainable habitat conducive to children's thriving. We also partner with children themselves through our environmental stewardship and climate action programmes to achieve positive development outcomes for children and their communities.


Our commitment in East Asia

World Vision recognises the link between climate change and sustainable development. Across the region, our programmes seek to address climate change in five practical ways:

Children planting Mangroves in Thailand

Restore natural environment

Environmentally restorative activities such as reforestation provide communities with a sturdy shield against strong winds, floods and coastal erosion.

Livestock mortality has been increasing as weather gets more extreme over time

Increase resilience to climate change

Climate-smart livelihoods and anticipatory actions help smallholders coexist with extreme weather conditions and secure year-round food sources for their families and children.

Ecological farming in China

Promote eco-friendly farming

Farmers are trained and supported to build sustainable livelihoods that minimise impacts on the environment and avoid contamination of soil and water resources.

Children voice up to tackle climate change

Empower future generations

Children are equipped to voice up about climate issues and provided with spaces to call for systemic changes as well as make transformative impacts on their living environment.

Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022

Advocate for climate actions

Voices from children and the vulnerable are brought forth to decision-makers and global leaders to increase finances for climate actions, replicate what has been proven effective, and accelerate progress towards sustainable development. 

individuals, including children, were empowered to reduce disaster risks and adapt to climate change in 2022