Past Event

How can climate data improve humanitarian action?

September 19, 2022
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Forum at Columbia University, 601 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027 Auditorium

The Doctors Without Borders HACE initiative and Columbia Climate School invite you to participate in a Climate Week event on September 19.

About this event

Join us for an interactive session across disciplines on Monday, September 19th from 3:00-6:00pm (EDT).

While an abundance of information is produced by weather and climate institutions, only a very limited amount reaches humanitarian practitioners – even in humanitarian contexts where climate plays a central role.

Climate scientists and humanitarian practitioners will reflect on the respective challenges they face regarding the use of climate data inviting a conversation on how climate scientists could better support humanitarian action.

Speakers include:

  • Andrew Kruczkiewicz – Senior staff researcher, Columbia Climate School
  • Abdel-Lathif Younous – Climate scientist, World Food Program
  • Faith Toran – Fundraising and communications coordinator, Climate Smart MSF
  • Léo Tremblay – Project manager, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) MACA - Met & Climate Assistance Program

Stay tuned for more information about our guest speakers!

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This event is part of Climate Week NYC. The Climate Group has selected the Columbia Climate School as its university partner for this year’s Climate Week NYC. Running from September 19 - 25, Climate Week NYC convenes key climate leaders to accelerate climate action and is the biggest global climate event of its kind. Check out all of the Columbia Climate School’s Climate Week events and content on our website:

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