HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Taking care of humankind at +2°C

HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Taking care of humankind at +2°C

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Alexandra Rüth

Head of Task Force Humanitarian Adaptation to Climate Change (FbF), German Red Cross

Alexandra Rüth has long-term experience in International Cooperation. She started her career in Afghanistan with the German NGO Welthungerhilfe, followed by a mission to Cuba. Being an engineer in agricultural science, she has a strong technical background in Food Security, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation.

Alexandra started working with German Red Cross in 2013 as a desk officer for Southern African Region and West Africa. End 2014 she took over the management of the so called “Action Plan of the Federal Foreign Office for Humanitarian Adaptation to Climate Change” and developed Forecast-based Financing as a concept together with a multitude of stakeholders. Since end of 2016 she heads a Task Force on Humanitarian Adaptation to Climate Change in German Red Cross.

Intervention during the conference:

14:30 – 15:30 Financing and governing climate-health initiatives more effectively
 

Programme of tuesday 16 april 2019

SPEAKERS ON THE THEME

Lionel ZINSOU

Founder and Chair , SouthBridge

Dr. Jemilah MAHMOOD

Under Secretary General for Partnerships , International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Elhadj AS SY

Secretary General of the IFRC, Founding member of the Global Commission on Adaptation

Jean-Louis de BROUWER

European Commission’s Directorate-General , “European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations” – ECHO

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