Dr. Koko Warner of the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) was named one of the top 20 women leading the climate change debate by the Road to Paris blog hosted by the International Council for Science (ICSU).
She was specifically recognized for her work on climate change and human migration, including her role as lead author on the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on adaptation. Dr. Warner is being recognized alongside other climate change luminaries, including Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA.
At UNU-EHS Dr. Warner leads the Environmental Migration, Social Vulnerability and Adaptation section, where she and her team specialize in conducting case study research on regions around the world that are vulnerable to climate change. She is also the Executive Direction of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative, which implements climate risk management strategies and explores how insurance can play a role in adaptation to climate change.