This event is held in partnership with Chatham House.
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.
• Jonathan Howitt, World Food Programme and Co-Chair, UN High Level Committee on Management’s Risk Forum
• Oli Brown, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
• Taylor Dimsdale, Director, Risk and Resilience Program, E3G
• 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