Dr Koko Warner

Climate Change Secretariat, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Dr. Koko Warner (United Nations Climate Secretariat, UNFCCC) helps countries find ways to address impacts, vulnerabilities, and risks from climate change in communities across the world. At the UNFCCC, she oversees the work on climate impacts, risks and vulnerabilities, including the Fiji clearinghouse for risk transfer, the Task Force on Displacement, and the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform which were created by the Paris Agreement. Warner also manages the climate science-policy-practice hub on adaptation, which is helping scale up adaptation action. Warner provides technical leadership on evolving mandates on assessing, developing & implementing adaptation plans, policies & actions aimed at reducing vulnerability & building resilience. She is a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report, and the Special Report on Climate Change and Land. Prior to joining UNFCCC, Koko was the Executive Director and founding member of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative and head of research on environmental migration and social resilience at United Nations University in Bonn. In 2014 the International Council of Science named Koko one of the top 20 women making waves in the climate change debate.