Koko Warner

Manager of the Vulnerability Subdivision
UNFCCC, Nairobi Work Programme

Dr. Koko Warner is an expert on climate change risks, impacts, and resilience at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat. She manages the Vulnerability subdivision, where she guides the global adaptation knowledge-to-action hub and the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform. Warner is a lead author for the IPCC 5th and 6th 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 is a visiting fellow at Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Ph.D. in economics.