Panel discussion: Addressing humanitarian challenges to climate change, ECOSOC - Humanitarian Affairs Segment 2017
Panel discussion: Addressing humanitarian challenges linked to
disaster and climate change induced mobility.
This panel will explore how Member States, with the support of the
humanitarian community, can better understand the risks and
vulnerabilities linked to disasters and climate change and take a forward
looking, anticipatory app
roach to humanitarian assistance and to prepare
for a response. This will include a reflection on effective strategies to ensure
adequate protection and assistance for those displaced by natural disasters
or the effects of climate change.
The panel wil
l address some of the key short and long term humanitarian
challenges raised by displacement in the context of natural disasters and
climate change, particularly in protracted situations or where disasters are
recurring and allow for early action to mitiga
te the impact. It will also
discuss how to reduce the risk of being displaced by natural disasters and
climate change in the first place.
The panel will also discuss more effective ways of translating early warning
into early action both in slow and s
and implications from the 2015/2016 El Niño episode will also be discussed.
H.E. Mr. Jürgen Schulz, Deputy Permanent Representative of
Germany and Vice
Mr. Stephen O’Brien, Under
General for Humanitarian
Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Mr. Elhad As Sy, Secretary General, International Federation of the
H.E. Ms. Nazhat Shameem Khan, Permanent Representative of Fiji
Ms. Laura Thompson, Deputy Director, International Organization for
Mr. Ernst Rauch, Head of Corporate
Climate Center, Munich Re
Mr. Vincent Lelei, Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Somalia