Kevin Adams

Research Associate

Kevin Adams joined SEI Stockholm in 2017. Kevin’s research focuses primarily on global climate politics and the political economy of environmental problems.

At SEI, he has worked on both the Global Adaptation Governance project studying transnational climate adaptation, and the Global Finance Initiative where he has written about the Green Climate Fund. Kevin also works closely with the AdaptationWatch research network, focusing on issues of transparency in climate adaptation governance.

Broadly, Kevin is interested in understanding the way global governance institutions continue to evolve in a world influenced by climate change. Trained as an environmental sociologist, he is particularly interested in using political and ethical theory to understand the role of democratic norms like legitimacy and justice in environmental policymaking.

Prior to joining SEI, Kevin worked as a contractor for several organizations, including the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany. He holds a MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado and a BS in Geophysics and a BS in Social Sciences from Michigan State University, USA.

Borderless climate risks side event at COP23

Resilience building at risk? Five key insights for addressing borderless climate risks

Can borderless climate risks be addressed in the follow-up of the Paris Agreement’s global goal on adaptation?

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Stilt houses in Bangladesh

Exploring Transboundary Climate Risks and Opportunities

This session explores transboundary climate risks and opportunities and the implications for national adaptation plans and global governance frameworks.

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Nasa photo of Earth from above

Transboundary climate risk: we’re all in this together

Wilton Park, an executive agency of the British Foreign Office, hosted a three-day workshop on transboundary climate risk.

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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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Transboundary climate risks

Transboundary Climate Risks

The Wilton Park dialogue was convened with the recognition that climate change adaptation continues to be framed and addressed primarily at the local, subnational and national levels.

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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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