Koko Warner manages the impacts and vulnerability subdivision at the UN Climate Secretariat. She guides the adaptation knowledge hub, the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform. She also guided the establishment of the Task Force on Displacement, Technical Expert Group on Comprehensive Risk Management, & Expert Group on Non-Economic Losses, under the Warsaw Economic Mechanism Executive Committee. Warner is an IPCC lead author for the Special Report on Climate Change and Land, and 5th Assessment Report. Previously, she founded and directed the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative and directed research on environmental migration and social resilience at UN University in Bonn. The International Council of Science named Warner among the top 20 women making waves in the climate change debate. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. Her publications have appeared in Nature Climate Change, Climate Policy, Global Environmental Change, Journal of Population and Environment, Disasters, Environmental Hazards, Natural Hazards, and The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance.
Expertise: Climate Change; Global Governance; Migration