Policy mechanisms of the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities to manage transboundary climate risks
Take a deep dive into dive into African Union (AU) policies and programmes and those of four regional economic communities (RECs) in this report by the Adaptation Without Borders partnership. Learn about the political economy of transboundary climate risks and their management within existing continental and REC climate, economic, trade, infrastructure and people-centred policies and programmes.
Explore proposed key actions towards realizing an ambition of the African Union Climate Change and Resilient Development Strategy and Action Plan (2022–2032) to “Enhance coordination between the Regional Economic Communities and Member States in addressing and managing transboundary and cascading climate risks” in this Adaptation Without Borders roadmap.
Discover why adaptation is still a politically key issue for Africa, Small Island States and Least Developed Countries; why adaptation investments are essential to maintain supply chains and trade; where adaptation finance needs to flow; and the importance of the GGA in this meeting.
Climate hazards aren’t restricted by borders – African countries have taken a big step to address this
Learn about how Africa is tackling transboundary climate risks through the 'Roadmap for African Resilience' in this short blog post.
Policy solutions for managing transboundary climate risks across regional economic communities in Africa
Adaptation Without Borders and SPARC hosted a multi-stakeholder policy dialogue to advance the state of knowledge on transboundary climate risks and enhance cooperation on adaptation to manage them. Learn more!
Explore 5 significant transboundary climate risks in Africa that urgently need consideration for management: biophysical, financial, trade, people-centred and geopolitical. The authors draw on real examples from countries across Africa and provide practical recommendations to consider going forwards.
Learn about how transboundary and cascading climate risks could impact different African regions, with a focus on East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa, in this Adaptation Without Borders discussion brief. Also explore the role of national and regional adaptation plans in managing these risks.
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.
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.
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.