The impacts of climate change are being felt on a daily basis around the world, but do we always know where to find the information to prepare for or respond? Through concrete examples working with vulnerable populations in the field, Mélody Braun, Climate Response Lead to CGC | Paris, will explore how climate information can help inform decisions and improve resilience in everyday life in sectors like food systems, public health, and refugee camp management.
Mélody Braun is a Senior Staff Associate at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), seconded as Climate Response Lead to Columbia Global Centers | Paris, to help connect and expand climate engagement and partnerships between New York and France/Europe. Mélody is a climate adaptation and risk management expert, with over a decade of experience working with practitioners, policy makers, and climate scientists to better integrate climate information into the development of climate adaptation strategies and policies in climate-sensitive sectors. Past projects she designed, led, and supported focused on adaptation, climate risk insurance, and climate services in the agriculture and aquaculture, food security, health, and humanitarian sectors.