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Georgina Goodwin WFP

Climate change as a driver of humanitarian crises

    Discussion Human rights Environment Sustainability
Saturday 25.5.2019 18:10 – 18:50 Mekong Stage, Railway Square

A rapidly changing climate often affects the poorest and the most vulnerable the most. Climate-induced droughts, floods and hunger are humanitarian crises. Global actors, including the UN, play a key role in the humanitarian response but also in preventing such crises through the implementation of sustainable development goals. 

In this panel produced by the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Population Fund and the World Food Programme explores the connections between climate change and issues such as food security, population structures, peace and security. The discussion is held in English. The panel is hosted by UN Youth Delegate Jenni Sundqvist from Allianssi. 

The panellists are: 

Jukka Uosukainen,Director, UN Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN
Anne Poulsen, Nordic office chief, WFP (Denmark)  
Pernille Fenger, Nordic office chief, UNFPA (Denmark)  
Pekka Haavisto, member of parliament (Greens)  
Laura Kolehmainen, climate activist, Ilmastoveivi2019. 

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