Investing in People and Learning to Foster a Climate Resilient and Green Transition

Climate Classroom @ COP25 - Adapting to Climate Change: The Case of Drought 

Summary

This interactive session will introduce the concept of climate change adaptation, with a particular focus on drought. It will highlight the relevance of the topic in the global context and illustrate it with key facts and data. It will also provide examples and discuss good practices.  The session is organized in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP).

Expert

Frederik Pischke

Frederik Pischke, senior specialist of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) seconded to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva, Switzerland, working on water and climate extremes, as well as hydro-climate services through the joint WMO/GWP, work on drought and flood management and responsible for GWP operations in Eastern and Southern Africa. With a background in Environmental Sciences, Frederik has over 15 years of experiences in natural resources management, climate change and related policy processes including for the UN Secretariat in New York, FAO in Rome and Latin America, IWMI in Sri Lanka, GIZ in Bolivia and the IDB at Mexico’s National Water Commission.

 

Resources

Save the Date!

Our Climate Classroom will take place on Wednesday 11 December at 12:30 pm at the IPCC WMO Science Pavilion (see map here).