UNICEF Report 2021 Current Affairs for UPSC

UNICEF Report

According to a new report by UNICEF, Children in India are at extreme high risk of impacts of climate crisis.

Key Findings of report

As per report, India is among four South Asian countries where children are most at risk.

The Report 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.

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and India are among four South Asian countries where children are at extremely high risk of the impacts of the climate crisis, with a ranking of 14th, 15th, 25th and 26th respectively.

CCRI has placed India as one of the 33 extremely high-risk countries with flooding and air pollution being the repeated environmental shocks leading to socio-economic adverse consequences for women and children.

About CCRI

These findings were published in UNICEF’s report titled: “’The Climate Crisis Is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing the Children’s Climate Risk Index” (CCRI).

CCRI is the first focussed report on children by UNICEF. The index ranks countries on the basis of children’s exposure to climate and environmental shocks like cyclones and heatwaves including the vulnerability to those shocks on the basis of their access to essential services.