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Koko Warner

Secion Head at United Nations University - Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

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Dr. Koko Warner leads the Environmental Migration, Social Vulnerability & Adaptation Section at the United Nations University’s Institute for Environment and Human Security in Bonn/Germany. She is the Co-Chair of KNOMAD’s Thematic Working Group “Environmental Change and Migration”’. Dr. Warner researches the impacts of climate change in communities across the world. The International Council of Science recently named her one of the top 20 women making waves in the climate change debate. She is a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change´s Fifth Assessment Report, Working Group 2 on Adaptation. Dr. Warner speaks and writes about these findings widely, and she also leads an innovation lab –the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative-that tests new ideas about climate risk management strategies in practice. Dr. Warner brings these findings and possible solutions to decision makers in national and international policy fora such as the UNFCCC climate negotiations.