Children’s Climate Risk: Their Future, Their Opinion

02nov6:00 pm7:00 pmChildren’s Climate Risk: Their Future, Their OpinionA panel discussion led by the Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF OrganiserEdinburgh Futures InstituteInspace, 1 Crichton Street Edinburgh EH8 9LE6:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWebinar & TalksThemeClimate Justice

Event Details

A panel discussion on UNICEF’s Children’s Climate Risk Index (CCRI), which highlights how climate risk for children is significantly different from the broader community. Find out about the newly released 2050 projections of the CCRI, the headline data and the key recommendations to governments. Hear from the expert panel who collaborated to build the CCRI tool as they respond to questions from young people and from the in-person audience.

Speaker Biographies

Craig Hutton has worked in sustainable development for 25 years and is Professor of Sustainability Science at University of Southampton. His applied research lies at the intersection of development, adaptation and the social and policy implications of environmental/climate change risk and sustainable management. His socio-environmental research emphasises the coordination of spatial data handling and the management, policy and governance implications of climate change and environmental vulnerability. Craig leads the SOGES Environmental Change & Sustainability (ECaS) and works with SDG requirements.


Sophie Lee works for UNICEF’s Climate, Energy, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (CEED) division at the UNICEF Headquarters in New York. Her work involves climate research and programme support to advocate for children’s rights to be placed at the centre of climate decision-making, policy and action. Interest is on climate risk projects that focus on protecting and empowering children and young people on the front line of the climate crisis. Sophie co-authored ‘The Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing the Children’s Climate Risk Index (CCRI)’ report launched in 2020, produced in partnership with the Data for Children’s Collaborative.


Lena Dominelli holds a Chair in Social Work and is Director of the MSc in Disaster Interventions and Humanitarian Aid at the University of Stirling. She was previously Co-Director at the Institute of Hazards, Risk and Resilience (2010-2016) at Durham University. She has a specific interest in projects on climate change and extreme weather events, health pandemics including Covid-19, disaster interventions, vulnerability and resilience and community engagement as well as a focus on co-production and participatory action research. Lena is a transdisciplinary researcher who undertakes research and writing with physical and social scientists across a range of topics. She has published widely in social work, social policy and sociology, including several ground-breaking classics, the latest being Green Social Work.


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