June 7th 2017
SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action - National Climate Plans (NDCs): Blueprints for a Global Transformation
The Paris Climate Change Agreement set the goals, and now countries must translate them into action. The Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) set out what each country plans to do as part of the Paris Agreement to contribute to the international effort to secure a sustainable future for all. This webinar explains how NDCs open up a new universe of economic and cooperation opportunities to realize the mitigation and adaptation plans and increase climate resilience. The webinar features Claudio Forner, team lead on mitigation at UN Climate Change and Koko Warner, manager of the UN Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and risks subprogramme. The discussion was moderated by Simona Costanzo-Sow, Policy Support Team Lead, UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development.
Koko Warner 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).
Claudio Forner Team Lead of Mitigation, UNFCCC Secretariat
Claudio has over 15 years of experience on climate change and has worked for the World Bank, the Climate Investment Funds, the CGIAR and the Colombian government. He is a Colombian national.