AWB at COP28
The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, between the 30th November-12th December.
The following are a list of sessions hosted/co-hosted by Adaptation Without Borders. Access the full programme for more details.
Addressing climate risks in the MENA region: The role of transboundary climate adaptation
Sunday 3rd December, 16:30-18:00 (GST)
Communities across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are experiencing the destabilizing impacts of climate change in different and costly ways. Challenges like rising sea levels, floods, heat waves, and droughts do not stop at borders and are testing the region’s collective resilience. Transboundary considerations of climate adaptation strategies are only just gaining traction and limited information is available on both the risks and opportunities in the region. This event will initiate a discussion for stakeholders in the region to identify promising practices and ways to enhance cooperation around transboundary adaptation and prospects for development, stability, and peace.
The event is organised by Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy.
AWB speaker/participant: Rebecca Nadin, ODI.
Adapting to the Escalating Consequences of Climate Change
Tuesday 5th December, 17:15-18:00 (GST)
Co-organized by the World Economic Forum and the Global Center on Adaptation, this event will explore the challenges and opportunities for businesses to effectively participate in and contribute to accelerating climate adaptation.
While the global community must continue making progress on reducing emissions, the world has already warmed 1.2 degrees above pre-industrial levels and the impacts of climate change are being felt acutely. Climate adaptation is now a necessity, yet it remains largely a governmental domain and the delivery of financing lags behind commitments. Businesses have unique and significant contributions to make to adaptation, but many struggle to participate effectively. What exactly are the contributions that both large and small businesses are best poised to make? Why do they struggle to drive adaptation action, and how can we scale their role contributions to better align with adaptation needs?
AWB speaker/participant: Åsa Persson, Research Director and Deputy Director at SEI
Regional cooperation on adaptation to cascading climate risks in the Hindu Kush Himalaya
Tuesday 5th December, Cryosphere Pavilion, tbc.
Organised by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), this side event will explore “Regional cooperation on adaptation to cascading climate risks in the Hindu Kush Himalaya”. It will draw and expand upon high-level messages from a brief published earlier this year, titled “Enhancing cooperation to address cascading climate risks in the Hindu Kush Himalaya”.
AWB speaker/participant: Sara Telebian, Research Associate at SEI