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

In our globalized world, the impacts of climate change in one place can create risks in another. As the EU strategy on adaptation makes clear, these impacts “have knock-on effects across borders and continents… even local climate impacts have regional or global repercussions”. 

9 November 2022 at 11:00 EGY

ending at 12:00 EGY

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt and Online

EU Pavillion, COP27 Venue

Mountainous valley with evergreen forest against misty sky

Regional and national borders are easily crossed by risks emanating from climate impacts. Photo: Krivec Ales / Pexels

This event explored 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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Partners / Panelists:  

  • Katy Harris, Director of Adaptation Without Borders and Senior Policy Fellow, SEI 
  • Peter Bentley, Adaptation and Resilience Team Lead, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, UK  
  • ​​Chris Kiptoo, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Kenya
  • Anne Hammill, Director, NAP Global Network 
  • Estherine Fotabong, Head of Programme Implementation and Coordination Directorate, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) 
  • Tim Benton, Research Director (Emerging Risks) at Chatham House, representing the EU H2020 project CASCADES (Cascading climate risks: towards adaptive and resilient European societies)  

SEI participant

Katy Harris
Katy Harris

Senior Policy Fellow

SEI Headquarters


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