Not only Afghanistan! UNICEF REPORT. “The Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing the Children’s Climate Risk Index (UNICEF 25/8/2021)

Today, UNICEF releases its  new report that  finds that nearly every child on earth is already exposed to environmental hazard, such as flooding, heatwaves, water scarcity, drought, cyclones and air pollution. And approximately 1 billion children – nearly half the world’s 2.2 billion children – live in one of the 33 countries classified as ‘extremely high-risk’.  The report reveals that the worst affected countries face multiple and often overlapping shocks. 1)   An estimated 850 million children  live in areas where at least four of these climate and environmental shocks overlap. 2)As many as 330 million children live in areas affected by at least five major shocks. 3)The 33  Extremely high-risk’ countries collectively emit just 9 per cent of global CO2 emissions.4)The 10 highest emitting countries collectively account for nearly 70 per cent of global emissions. Only one of these countries. UNICEF is calling on governments, business  and relevant actors to Increase investment in climate adaptation for children.Working to 1,Reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 2.Provide children with climate education and greens skills, criti for their adaptation to and preparation for the effects of climate change.3.Include young people in all national, regional and international climate negotiations and decisions. .4.Ensure the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is green, low-carbon and inclusive.