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Why Aren’t We Talking About Children in Climate and Renewable Energy?

Sabrina Dong UNICEF USA’s Impact Fund for Children

A Child Lens climate strategy is one of our most powerful tools to drive transformative change for young people and the planet they are set to inherit. The climate crisis necessitates an inclusive, rapid transition to renewable energy around the world to close – and not widen – the energy access gap. 775 million people around the world live without electricity – nearly 80 per cent of whom live in Africa and especially in rural areas. The energy access gap directly affects children as 1 in 4 children attend primary schools without any electricity in mainly Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America.

Join UNICEF USA, 60 Decibels, and Calvert Impact for a conversation on the intersectionality of climate and Child-Lens Investing and learn about climate-smart solutions for improving children’s education, health and quality of life.

Track

Deploying Climate Capital

Format

Panel (3 speakers)

Speakers

  • NameCristina Shapiro
  • TitleUUSA Chief Strategy Officer and President, Impact Fund for Children & UNICEF Bridge Fund
  • OrganizationUNICEF USA Impact Fund for Children
  • NameLindsay Smalling
  • TitleHead of Sales
  • Organization60 Decibels
  • NameCaitlin Rosser
  • TitleHead of Impact Management
  • OrganizationCalvert Impact

Description

A Child Lens climate strategy is one of our most powerful tools to drive transformative change for young people and the planet they are set to inherit. The climate crisis necessitates an inclusive, rapid transition to renewable energy around the world to close – and not widen – the energy access gap. 775 million people around the world live without electricity – nearly 80 per cent of whom live in Africa and especially in rural areas. The energy access gap directly affects children as 1 in 4 children attend primary schools without any electricity in mainly Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America.

Join UNICEF USA, 60 Decibels, and Calvert Impact for a conversation on the intersectionality of climate and Child-Lens Investing and learn about climate-smart solutions for improving children’s education, health and quality of life.

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