Margareta Wahlström

Margareta Wahlström is Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations. She was Special Coordinator for Humanitarian Assistance to Tsunami-affected Communities and also served as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for reconstruction and institutional development in Afghanistan and Chief of Staff to the Special Representative with the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

Climate change is an issue so large in scope and so potentially overwhelming in importance that it might be helpful for us to pause and focus our attention on practical steps we can take to adapt to a warming planet and reduce its negative impacts.