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Cascading climate risk: what can Sweden do?

The UK Embassy and SEI are co-organizing a dissemination event as part of CASCADES project. The event will gather experts and policy-makers to discuss how Sweden can build resilience to cascading climate risks.

12 September 2023
Stockholm, Sweden

Commercial routes in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo credit: Marcus Lindstrom / Getty Images.

The impacts of COVID and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have sent shockwaves through international supply chains, and across sectors. As similar “cascading” risks are expected to result from climate change – the event focuses on what these risks are, and how Swedish and European actors can build resilience.

Discussion points can include:

  • Examples of how extreme weather events abroad have disrupted Swedish supply chains.
  • Comments on how the private sector is identifying and managing climate risks in supply chains.
  • Views on how the changing geopolitics of trade might affect the resilience of Swedish industry.
  • Thoughts on how Swedish business could or should work with Swedish government and EU to build resilience to future climate shocks.

The event will showcase the results of a 4-year Horizon 2020 European research programme CASCADES, which assessed the risks to Europe from climate change impacts in other parts of the world via trade and finance networks, and via foreign policy, development and security risks.


  • Professor Tim Benton, Research Director and Director of the Environment and Society Centre, Chatham House
  • Therese Sjöberg, Swedish Expert Council on Climate Adaptation
  • Magnus Benzie, Senior Research Fellow, SEI
  • More to be announced

Expression of interest

SEI is issuing invitations for this event and withholds the right to curate the participant list.

If this event is relevant to you and your organisation’s work, you may contact Magnus Benzie to express your interest in attending. SEI will only notify those who have been selected.

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Magnus Benzie

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Oxford

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