The Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis

Introducing the Children’s Climate Risk Index

A girl protects herself from the heavy rains by wearing a raincoat as she returns home from a shelter after the passage of Hurricane Iota in Nicaragua, in Bilwi, on November 16, 2020.
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Highlights

The climate crisis is a child rights crisis presents the Children’s Climate Risk Index (CCRI), which uses data to generate new global evidence on how many children are currently exposed to climate and environmental hazards, shocks and stresses. A composite index, the CCRI brings together geographical data by analyzing 1.) exposure to climate and environmental hazards, shocks and stresses; and 2.) child vulnerability. The CCRI helps to understand and measure the likelihood of climate and environmental shocks or stresses leading to the erosion of development progress, the deepening of deprivation and/or humanitarian situations affecting children or vulnerable households and groups. 

Additional translations of the Executive Summary are available in the following languages, with thanks to Climate Cardinals:

The climate crisis is a child rights crisis
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UNICEF
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