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The World Today: Flattening the Climate Curve in the Age of COVID-19
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Virtual Event


The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the importance of concerted action in the face of a fast-moving crisis.

In the age of coronavirus, where large in-person demonstrations for climate action have become impossible, how can we fight the slower-moving but no less global threat of climate change? Will the pandemic set back the momentum for climate action, or does the global disruption caused by the disease accelerate essential shifts towards a better future?

Join us for this virtual edition of The World Today, as UN Climate Change's Koko Warner discusses how to confront climate change in the age of COVID-19.

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Koko Warner headshotKoko Warner is a Visiting Fellow at Perry World House. She has served as Manager of the Climate Impacts, Vulnerability and Risks Subprogram at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN Climate Change) since 2016. From 2006 to 2016, she was the Executive Director of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative, which she also founded and directed research on human dimensions of climate change at United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security. In 2014, the International Council of Science named her one of the top 20 women making waves in the climate change debate. Warner's research and publications focus on climate resilient sustainable development and opportunities, barriers, and limits to adaptation and loss and damage. Her work has appeared in publications including Nature Climate ChangeClimate PolicyGlobal Environmental ChangeJournal of Population and EnvironmentDisastersEnvironmental HazardsNatural Hazards, and The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice. She has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Vienna.