Non-Resident Senior Advisor Koko Warner

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Non-Resident Senior Advisor
Academic Year: 2022-23
Visiting Fellow, 2021-22, 2020-21, and 2019-20

Koko Warner is the director of the Global Data Institute at the International Organization for Migration, and is an expert on climate change risks, impacts, and resilience. She previously managed the Vulnerability subdivision at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat, where she guided the global adaptation knowledge-to-action hub and the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform. Warner is a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth and Sixth Assessment Reports, including the Special Report on Climate Change and Land. Previously at UNFCCC, she supervised the loss and damage policy area. Before joining UNFCCC, Warner was founder and executive director of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative, and scientific director of environmental migration and social resilience at UN University in Bonn. The International Council of Science named Warner among the top 20 women in the climate change debate. Warner holds a PhD in economics.

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