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International climate risk and adaptation

The international climate risk and adaptation team works to understand, manage and support adaptation to climate risk, particularly as it cascades across national borders and threatens to disrupt global systems. We are interested in how the “next generation” of climate risk can be better managed and governed across scales – the new coalitions that will rise to meet the challenge, the innovative solutions that will reduce the risks, the effective diplomacy that will strengthen systemic, equitable and just resilience.

We are a geographically dispersed team and thrive on connection and collaboration. We understand climate risk as interconnected and borderless – a whole-of-society challenge that requires a whole-of-society response. With our expertise in global climate risk and policy, transnational governance and international finance, we advance the dialogues and catalyse the cooperation needed to better manage climate risk in an interconnected world. Our efforts to drive global cooperation on adaptation reflect our own ethos and approach – to work collaboratively with one another and in cooperation with many actors around the world, cutting across silos and sectors.

Our team’s search for impact

  • Redefining adaptation as a global challenge requiring a global response.
  • Challenging dominant assumptions about risk ownership, responsibility and scale.
  • Developing and applying pioneering research methods to define, describe, measure and communicate systemic climate risk in interdependent global systems.

Our research priorities

  • Compound, cascading and cross-border climate risk and risk ownership
  • Governance and finance for just, systemic and global resilience
  • Coherence in national and global climate and development policy
Europe connected to other countries through finance, trade and supply chains.

Europe connected to other countries through finance, trade and supply chains.

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Richard J.T. Klein
Richard J. T. Klein

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

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Magnus Benzie

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Oxford

Katherine Browne
Katherine Browne

Team Leader: International Climate Risk and Adaptation; Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Adis Dzebo
Adis Dzebo

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Katy Harris
Katy Harris

Senior Policy Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Frida Lager
Frida Lager

Research Associate

SEI Headquarters

Mikael Allan Mikaelsson
Mikael Allan Mikaelsson

Policy Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Sara Talebian
Sara Talebian

Research Fellow

SEI Headquarters

Raphaëlle Beaussart
Raphaëlle Beaussart

Research Associate

SEI Headquarters

Associate team members

Lisa Schipper
Lisa Schipper

SEI Affiliated Researcher

Brenda Ochola
Brenda Ochola

Communications and Impact Officer

Communications

SEI Headquarters

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