In celebration of #ClimateWeek, we’re pleased to announce that Sultan Latif has joined Save the Children as Director of the Humanitarian Climate Crisis Unit (HCCU). The unit was made possible by generous seed funding from our long-term partner, Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation. Thanks to their support, we are adapting to the new realities of humanitarian work by focusing on the impact that #climatechange and extreme weather events have on children’s lives.
Sultan is an environmental scientist who has worked with several academic institutions and intergovernmental organizations focusing on the water, energy and climate change nexus. Most recently, he was adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University teaching environmental analysis and policy. Previously, he was an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education fellow at the US Department of Energy, a Science and Policy Advisor for Greenpeace International and a field worker for Doctors Without Borders.
The HCCU is a linchpin of our commitment to safeguard a better future for children. The unit’s three core approaches are deeper research into climate change’s impact on children; developing and piloting analytical tools and modeling of climate crises; and early action responses that are informed by these tools.