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LCAW | Is the international system equipped to manage climate risk?

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Amelia Tun Tun and Elena Sam Pec from Puente Viejo, Guatemala, participating in a joint programme by UN Women, WFP, FAO and IFAD to diversify incomes and build resilience. Photo by UN Women via Flickr.
Amelia Tun Tun and Elena Sam Pec from Puente Viejo, Guatemala, participating in a joint programme by UN Women, WFP, FAO and IFAD to diversify incomes and build resilience. Photo by UN Women via Flickr.
16:00 29 Jun 2021 Zoom Webinar

Roughly two dozen international organizations, mostly in the United Nations family, foster cooperation and set the global agenda on a range of critical issues, including health, water, energy, environment, food, migration, security and development.

Collectively they provide the world with a critical safety net. But it was largely built before the impacts of anthropogenic climate change were widely understood, which begs the question: is this system fit for purpose in a climate-changing world? This session will discuss how climate risks are seen by international organizations, what innovative approaches to risk management are emerging and what else might need to be done.

This event is held in partnership with Chatham House.

Speakers:

  • Jonathan Howitt, World Food Programme and Co-Chair, UN High Level Committee on Management’s Risk Forum
  • Oli Brown, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
  • Lisa Dellmuth, Associate Professor and Director of PhD Studies in International Relations, Stockholm University
  • Andrew Harper, Special Advisor to the High Commissioner for Climate Action, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency
  • Moderator: Camilla Born, Deputy Director of Strategy and Advisor to the COP26 President, Cabinet Office

Time: 16:00-17:00 BST

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