Koko Warner focuses on climate risks and impacts, migration, and resilient futures at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). She manages the Vulnerability subdivision, where she guides the UN climate secretariat’s adaptation knowledge hub and the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform. Warner is a lead author for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land and 5th Assessment Report. Previously at UNFCCC, she supervised the loss and damage workstream. Before joining UNFCCC, Warner was founder and Executive Director of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative and head of research on environmental migration and social resilience at UN University in Bonn. The International Council of Science named Warner among the top 20 in the climate change debate. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics and publishes in Nature journals, Climate Policy, Global Environmental Change, Journal of Population and Environment, Natural Hazards, and PNAS.
Expertise: Climate Change, Global Governance, International Trade & Finance, Migration, Sustainability