UNU-EHS’s very own Koko Warner was named one of the top 20 women leading the climate change debate by the Road to Paris blog hosted by International Council for Science (ICSU). She was specifically recognized for her work in climate change and human migration, including her role as lead author on the recent IPCC report on adaptation. Dr. Warner is being recognized alongside other climate change luminaries, including the respective heads of UNFCC and Greenpeace USA, Christiana Figueres and Annie Leonard.
At UNU-EHS Dr. Warner leads the Environmental Migration, Social Vulnerability & Adaptation section (EMSVA), where her and her team specialize in conducting case study work on places around the world that are vulnerable to climate change. She is also the Executive Direction of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII), which implements climate risk management strategies including insurance, and explores how insurance can play a role in adaptation to climate change.
Check out the blog and learn more about Dr. Warner’s work on climate change and displacement.