This webinar, focusing on transboundary climate risk and adaptation, is organised by Adaptation Without Borders (AWB), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP). It is one of a series convened to support researchers, policymakers and practitioners to further their knowledge and capacity and underpin effective adaptation to climate change.
This webinar will focus on transboundary climate risk and adaptation. We live in an interconnected world. The impacts of climate change in one country can have knock-on impacts on others. International trade, financial flows, movements of people and shared natural resources can all spread such effects, while the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the speed and severity with which risk propagates throughout our globalized economy.
Adaptation science should support the policy community to adopt a transboundary lens to better manage the systemic nature of climate risk. And given that adaptation is not necessarily benign – it can redistribute vulnerability and create or magnify risk for others, especially across borders – we also need to apply a global outlook to our adaptation plans and actions.
Reinhard Mechler of the Systemic Risk and Resilience Group in the Advancing Systems Analysis Program will present on: The implications of compound and systemic risk for governance, drawing on lessons from COVID 19.
This webinar will explore what transboundary climate risks are, the gaps in research agendas, and the implications for adaptation programming, policy and global governance. Find out why we need greater international collaboration on adaptation and the benefits this could realise.
The ‘Transboundary Climate Risk and Adaptation’ webinar is part of the WASP Science PolicyBrief series convened to support researchers, policymakers and practitioners to further their knowledge and capacity and underpin effective adaptation to climate change.