UNICEF calls for investment in world’s first child-focused climate risk financing solution
Focusing on eight cyclone-prone countries across multiple regions, the $30 million risk transfer financing platform seeks to support 15 million children, youth and women over an initial three-year pilot.
559 million children currently exposed to high heatwave frequency, rising to all 2.02 billion children globally by 2050
UNICEF warns urgent action is needed to increase funding for adaptation to protect children and vulnerable communities from worsening heatwaves and other climate shocks.
Today, 1 billion of the world’s most vulnerable children are at extreme risk. If the world fails to act, tomorrow it will be all children. It is past time to put children at the center of climate action.
Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AR6 Report
Landmark intergenerational poll shows young people are 50% more likely than older generations to believe the world is becoming a better place – yet impatient for action on mounting crises
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, younger generation also more likely to trust scientists and embrace international cooperation, according to a UNICEF-Gallup international survey of more than 21,000 children and adults released for World Children’s Day