All articles for the topic: transboundary climate risks

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Impacts of climate change on global food trade networks

Learn about the potential cross-border impacts of climate change on global food trade, through the lens of three crops: wheat, rice and maize. Using a simple network model, this journal article projects changes to trade communities and network structures, as well as the effects that this will have on global food security.

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Dispatch from the Climate-Trade Nexus

Learn about the transboundary impacts of climate change from an international trade perspective, and discover how trade policy can play a crucial role in advancing climate adaptation.

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Four ways to step up environmental ambitions during Sweden’s EU presidency

Explore four specific propositions for the incoming Swedish government to consider as it develops Sweden’s priorities for the presidency in this opinion piece. These cover the energy crisis, green trade, transboundary climate impacts, and consumption-based emissions.

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How to rise to the adaptation challenge

This press conference aims to bring together different perspectives – from the public, private and research sectors – to raise awareness and understanding of the global nature of climate change impacts, and shift the narrative on adaptation. 

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The European Climate Risk & Trade Policy Programme

Learn about the European Climate Risk and Trade Policy Programme's aims and objectives to create a robust evidence base on how European trade policies and programmes can strengthen the resilience of Europe’s industries, trade linkages and global supply chain networks to cross-border climate risks.

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How to fund adaptation efforts in addressing cascading climate risks in the Hindu Kush Himalaya and other mountain regions?

Discover how to better support the HKH and other mountain regions in responding to cascading climate risks, and the financial mechanisms available to address these adaptation needs in this COP27 event.

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Taking a Strategic View on Climate Change: Advancing Green Growth While Managing Transboundary Climate Risks

This event explores how green growth and managing cross-border and cascading climate risk can be combined into a more holistic strategic approach to jointly address climate change mitigation and adaptation.

 

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Adaptation Without Borders: A brief to participants in COP27

Discover key messages and recommendations on transboundary climate risks, and the action required at global, regional and national levels in this policy brief.

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Adaptation without borders: strengthening cooperation to manage cross-border climate risks

This event will explore the implications of cross-border risks for adaptation planning at national, regional and global scales, calling for cross-country engagement and exchanges on adaptation to international climate risks.

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Adapting to Transboundary Climate Risks in Food Trade

This event will explore how climate change creates risks for the global food system that interact with other drivers of instability to create major threats to food security worldwide.

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International and cascading climate risk: Implications for adaptation in Africa and the Global Goal on Adaptation

This side event to the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) discusses how cross-border and cascading climate risk impacts Africa, how African policymakers can lead an effective response, and how they can advance opportunities for African leadership in driving international and multilateral collaboration on adaptation to climate change.

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Global Climate Services: A Typology of Global Decisions Influenced by Climate Risk

Discover a typology of decisions relying on global, i.e., non-local, climate risk information, and explore the current state-of-the-art in global climate services to address these decisions in this article.

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Rising to a New Challenge: A Protocol for Case-Study Research on Transboundary Climate Risk

This work aims to demonstrate why the transboundary nature of climate risk requires a distinct analytical approach and proposes a seven-step guide that aims to facilitate the exploration of transboundary climate risk through case-study-based research for adaptation.

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The World Conference Center in Bonn hosts the 56th session of the subsidiary bodies under the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change, UNFCCC. Photo: UNClimatechange / Flickr

Compounding resilience by pursuing global and ambitious adaptation

A side event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference in June discussed ambition on climate adaptation, the work programme on the Global Goal on Adaptation, and a new t-shirt slogan.

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The Global Goal on Adaptation Ambition: A Global Challenge Is More Than The Sum Of Its Parts

This side event to the Bonn Climate Change Conference will be the opportunity to discuss what “ambition” on climate adaptation means in the face of systemic and cascading climate risks.

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Pastoralism has become challenging in countries in the Sahel region such as Burkina Faso

Pastoralism, farming and a changing climate in the Sahel region

This case study sheds light on the adverse impacts of climate change for pastoral livelihoods in the Sahel region, and the need for regional coordination to build resilience in the region.

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Tasuri, former wildlife, and wood hunter taking care of a coffee tree that grows wild in a tropical rain forest in Pekalongan, Central Java, Indonesia

The global challenge of adapting coffee to a changing climate

This blog showcases the negative effects of climate change on coffee production and makes the case for increased international cooperation to help coffee producers and buyers adapt to this global challenge.

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A local Nepalese woman carries home firewood in the afternoon outside of Braka, Manang, Nepal.

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

In this case study, explore how glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) affect the countries in the Hindu Kush Himalayas.

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A grain bin full of corn after the destruction of a derecho in 2020. Photo: Phil Roeder / Flickr.

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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Sahel Food Crisis 2012: Drawing water from a well in the community of Natriguel, Mauritania

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 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.

Climate risks to trade and food security: implications for policy

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

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Adaptation Without Borders launches collaboration with DG CLIMA to scale up international action on cross-border climate risks

At COP26, the Adaptation Without Borders partnership launched a strategic collaboration with DG CLIMA to scale up international action on adaptation to manage the cross-border and cascading impacts of climate change. Watch a recording of the event. 

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Launch of Adaptation Without Borders: A New Era in International Cooperation on Climate Change

This high-level event will launch a collaboration between the European Commission and Adaptation Without Borders, shine a spotlight on the implications of cross-border and cascading risks for climate diplomacy, and make the case for a new era of adaptation defined by global cooperation.

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Cascading climate risks: perspectives from around the world

Through a series of engaging short talks, this roundtable showcased stories and case studies of cross-border climate risks from regions around the world.

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