Manager of the "Impacts, Vulnerability, & Risks" subprogramme at the UNFCCC Adaptation
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. In 2014 the International Council of Science named Koko one of the top 20 women making waves in the climate change debate (http://roadtoparis.info/top-list/20-women-making-waves-climate-change-debate/). She was a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change´s Fifth Assessment Report, Working Group 2 on Adaptation. Koko speaks and writes about these findings widely, and joined the Adaptation Section at UNFCCC in April 2016. Koko oversees the work of the Loss & Damage Workstream and damage and the Nairobi Work Programme which provides a science-policy interface on technical, scientific and socio-economic aspects of adaptation. Warner´s role provides technical leadership on evolving mandates in the assessment, development and implementation of adaptation plans, policies and actions aimed at reducing vulnerability and building resilience. She provides strategy and policy advice to Parties and stakeholders from the national, regional, multilateral and international organizations, the public and private sectors, civil society and other relevant stakeholders. She has a science background researching the impacts of climate change in communities across the world, with an international profile on climate risk management and insurance, and human mobility (migration, displacement, planned relocation).