Åsa Persson

Senior Research Fellow

Senior Research Fellow at SEI and Theme Leader of the Transforming Governance theme. I am interested in global governance of climate adaptation, adaptation finance and governance of indirect climate impacts.

COP23 UN Climate Change Conference

COP23 Official Side Event: A Global Adaptation Goal and Borderless Climate Risks

This side event explored how adaptation programmes can contribute to communities’ climate resilience, with particular focus on the provision of financial services.

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 a satellite image shows the Nile Delta

Climate adaptation must be reframed from a local issue to a global responsibility

This brief provides several recommendations on how the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) could encourage better accounting of transboundary climate risk.

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Adaptation without Borders

Global adaptation governance: An emerging but contested domain

This review article asks: to what extent does global governance of climate change adaptation exist?

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Adaptation without borders

Governing borderless climate risks

This article looks at the paradoxes, challenges and opportunities in trying to govern often borderless climate risks through national or local adaptation policy.

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Credit: NASA image by Robert Simmon and Jesse Allen, based on Landsat 5 data from the USGS Global Visualization Viewer.

Meeting the global challenge of adaptation by addressing transboundary climate risk

This brief from SEI, IDDRI and ODI finds that a transboundary view of climate risk creates opportunities for international cooperation on adaptation.

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