Erin Coughlan de Perez participated in events and published on topics relating to climate change and crises
Erin Coughlan de Perez participated in several events relating to climate change in the months of June and July 2021:
- Erin moderated a United Nations Economic and Social Council Humanitarian Affairs Segment side event on Anticipatory Action. Panelists reflected on how to scale up anticipatory humanitarian work using weather and climate forecasts, as well as how to increase the authority of local actors to manage this scale-up.
- Erin also participated in a United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs Expert Roundtable on Humanitarian Action and the Climate Crisis.
- She delivered a keynote for the Royal Meteorological Society Atmospheric Science Conference 2021. Her speech focused on how many of the people most vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather are people living in disaster and conflict-affected areas.
- Erin presented at the Africa Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Action, facilitating a discussion on the need for an improved evidence base of what works and where. She presented a novel global network of universities who can collaborate to build this evidence base.
Erin Coughlan de Perez published pieces relating to climate change in the months of June and July 2021:
- Erin teamed up with Lynée L Turek-Hankins to publish a global systematic review of what responses and adaptations are happening around the world to deal with extreme heat. This review titled, “Climate change adaptation to extreme heat: a global systematic review of implemented action,” concludes that more investment is needed on the part of governments, the private sector, and civil society institutions to support health adaptations for extreme heat around the world. This piece was published in the Oxford Open Climate Change journal.
- Erin co-authored an article with Andrea Ficchì titled, “Beyond El Niño: Unsung climate modes drive African floods,” which compares the role of El Niño Southern Oscillation in driving flood hazard over sub-Saharan Africa with modes of climate variability in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. This article was published in the Weather and Climate Extremes journal.
- She co-authored a short commentary with Rajita Sinha titled, “Climate change and TB: the soil and seed conceptual framework,” which discusses the link between climate change and Tuberculosis. The commentary was published by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
- Erin collaborated with Arielle Tozier de la Poterie to explore how anticipatory programming was adjusted in the early stages of the pandemic. The article, titled, “Managing multiple hazards: lessons from anticipatory humanitarian action for climate disasters during COVID-19,” was published in the Climate and Development journal.
- Erin joined the Editorial Board of PLOS Climate, a new Open Science journal to empower urgent action against climate change by making climate research from around the world available to all.