Through a series of engaging short talks, this roundtable will showcase stories and case studies of cross-border climate risks from regions around the world – cutting through their complexity and revealing their impacts in real terms – and distill the policy implications for national, regional and global actors. Interventions will demonstrate how a step-change in regional and global cooperation on adaptation could better manage the impacts of these risks on our economies, environments and societies and maximise the co-benefits shared adaptation action could bring. Through a fast-paced and solutions-focused session, we’ll discuss the critical bottlenecks that are holding back progress to strengthen global resilience to these sorts of risks, and the solutions we need to implement across scales.
- Welcome – Owen Grafham, Chatham House
- Introduction to cascading climate risk and adaptation without borders – Katy Harris, Adaptation Without Borders
- Stories and case studies of cross-border climate risks from AwB partner organisations around the world:
- Kenya’s reliance on pharmaceutical imports from India – Tabby Njung’e, Justdiggit Foundation
- Jamaica’s dependence on US maize imports – Magnus Benzie, SEI
- Nepal’s exposure to glacial lakes outburst floods (GLOF) originating in Tibet – Arun Shrestha, ICIMOD
- Transhumance and regional natural resource management in West Africa – Sarah Opitz Stapleton, ODI
- Climate risks in Tunisia – challenges to adaptation in the agri-food system and implications for Europe – Hanne Knaepen, ECDPM
- Audience discussion: How can countries come together to address these issues?
- Final remarks on the critical bottlenecks that are holding back progress to strengthen global resilience to these sorts of risks, and the solutions we need to implement across scales – Owen Grafham, Chatham House
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