This podcast is stuffed with data and information on the impact climate change will and is having on children. This is because UNICEF has recently compiled The Children’s Climate Risk Index. The Index provides the first comprehensive view of children’s exposure and vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. It ranks countries based on children’s exposure to climate and environmental shocks, such as cyclones and heatwaves, as well as their vulnerability to those shocks, based on their access to essential services. The tool helps you to prioritize action for those most at risk.
My guests in this podcast are Maria Pia Bianchetti, Senior Specialist, Child Rights and Business, at the UK Committee for UNICEF and Nicholas Rees, Climate and Environment Specialist, at UNICEF.
During our conversation Maria-Pia and Nick share insight and data from this new index. Revealing that “More than 1/3 of children globally are exposed to four or more (severe environmental hazard).”
Whilst suggesting practical ways all of us, and in particular businesses, can take action that could reduce children’s vulnerability to climate change and environmental shocks.
Nick and Maria Pia talk passionately about why “every child has the right to a healthy environment.” Advocating strongly that we need to put people, and in particular children, at the heart of our climate action.
Children Rights and Business Atlas: www.childrensrightsatlas.org/
Children’s Climate Risk Index: data.unicef.org/resources/childre…isk-index-report/
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Edward Cameron examining climate justice and business: https://businessfightspoverty.org/edward-cameron/