Our vision

Countries, communities and companies are empowered to effectively and justly manage the full range of climate risks to which they are exposed. Together, they coordinate their adaptation efforts in ways that deliver global public goods, building a resilient world in which all people are secure and can prosper.


Our mission

To support policymakers and planners to more effectively identify, assess and manage transboundary climate risks and to promote principles of reciprocity and ‘do no harm’ in approaches to adaptation in ways that support the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. 

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Transboundary Climate Risks

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Adaptation Without Borders brings together the research capacities and convening powers of globally-recognised experts from across four continents. The partnership is always expanding – welcoming new perspectives and capabilities from a range of regions, sectors and disciplines – including actors that are often absent from adaptation-focused networks, such as trade, finance and security experts.

From July 2022 to July 2023, Adaptation Without Borders receives funding from the European Union. The contents of outputs produced with the financial assistance of the European Union are the sole responsibility of the Adaptation Without Borders partnership and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.


Founding members

Adaptation Without Borders has three founding members, who each nominate a representative to the Steering Committee, the executive-level decision-making body of the Initiative, and the Central Coordination Team, who manage the partnership and its daily operations.


Adaptation Without Borders has a growing number of partners whose specialist knowledge and on-the-ground implementation experience in a rich diversity of fields and sectors ensures the Initiative is able to leverage and translate knowledge into practical action and policy uptake. 

Strategic Advisors and Ambassadors

Adaptation Without Borders has a number of Strategic Advisors, who provide advice and good counsel on the collective direction of the Initiative. We also have a growing number of high-level Ambassadors who ensure outcomes from the Initiative can inform decision-making and dialogue at the highest level. 

Our current Strategic Advisors are: Michael Cote, Paul Desanker, Sam Harris, Nanki Kaur, Mikael Mikaelsson, Erin Roberts and Prabha Sankaranarayan.

Our current Ambassadors are:


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