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Policy-driven analysis on transboundary climate risk

Robust and relevant research and analysis on transboundary climate risk is key to driving policy change. The Adaptation Without Borders partnership creates and curates state-of-the-art knowledge on cascading climate risks – both conceptual and empirical – to deepen the evidence-base for policymakers and practitioners.

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Transboundary climate and adaptation risks in Africa: Perceptions from 2021

This publication documents how African policy-makers and experts perceive climate change and adaptation risks that have the potential for multi-country to regional consequences

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A grain bin full of corn after the destruction of a derecho in 2020. Photo: Phil Roeder / Flickr.
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How corn links Jamaica’s food supply to climate change in the US Midwest

This case study explores how Jamaica’s deep dependency on US maize affects both its economy and food security in a changing climate.

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Glacial lake outburst floods: A shared risk across the Hindu Kush Himalayas

This case study looks at how glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) affect the Hindu Kush Himalayas.

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A maize farmer with his crop, which has been destroyed by parrots, whose migration patterns have changed and now coincide with the end of the maize season.
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Climate risks to trade and food security: implications for policy

This policy brief presents policy insights from a groundbreaking assessment of climate risks to international trade in six major commodities.

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The transboundary implications of climate-related coastal migration: state of knowledge, factors of influence and policy pathways

This publication explores the transboundary implications of climate-related coastal migration and identifies the key policy pillars to facilitate adaptation and resilience in this context.

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Climate change, trade, and global food security

This report provides a first systematic, quantitative assessment of transboundary climate risks to trade in major agricultural commodities – maize, rice, wheat, soy, sugar cane, and coffee.

 
 
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Cross-border climate vulnerabilities of the European Union to drought

This study examines the cross-border climate vulnerability of the EU by focusing on the impact of increasing drought in production locations on EU agricultural imports.

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Cascades
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CASCADES’ Conceptual Framework of cascading climate impacts

This publication presents a conceptual framework and accompanying terminology developed by the CASCADES project to help describe and analyse cross-border climate impacts and inform adaptation policies.

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The Geopolitics of Food Security: Barriers to the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger

This paper seeks to give geopolitics a more prominent place in the food security debate, outlining its impact across a range of areas that directly affect food security.

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Climate impact induced crisis in Europe: an exploration of scenarios

This report examines six scenarios of climate impacts that can trigger social, political, economic or financial crises in Europe in the next decade.

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This policy simulation offers an interactive and productive arrangement between scientific and extra-scientific actors
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Cascading Climate Impacts - Policy Simulation

The Cascading Climate Impacts Policy Simulation encourages us to go beyond the linear process in which science is passed on to society after its production by offering a more interactive and productive arrangement between science and science users.

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Transparency and sustainability in global commodity supply chains

This research assesses the types of supply chain information that are needed to support improvements in sustainability governance.

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