Thursday, February 6, 2020

How can social protection safeguard children from climate change?

BLOG: While it’s hard to be precise, the world is currently on track to heat between 3-5 degrees. Already, after 1 degree of warming from pre-industrialised levels the climate crisis is changing the world for children in unprecedented ways. At UNICEF, we recently heard from a panel of child advocates, including young people who lived on islands that are increasingly prone to flooding and have vanishing prospects for traditional livelihoods. Globally, estimates suggest that nearly 160 million children live in areas of high or extremely high drought severity, over half a billion children live in extremely high flood occurrence zones and, by 2030, over 100 million more people will live in extreme poverty as a result of climate change. Read More