Catherine Wong is Team Leader for Climate and Security and the technical lead on climate change, peace and security in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Global Policy Network. She is matrixed to the Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions Team – Crisis Bureau and the Climate Strategies and Policy Team – Bureau of Policy and Programme Support. Catherine possesses more than 15 years’ experience working on climate change and the environment at headquarters and in-the-field. She is UNDP’s focal point on the Climate Security Mechanism and the UN Water-led core group on Leveraging Water for Peace. Catherine was recognised as one of 25 Young Security Leaders by the Government of Germany, Körber-Stiftung and the Munich Security Conference (2021–22), and is an observer of the International Military Council for Climate and Security.