Rice field. Photo: Jakkree Thampitakkull, EyeEm / Getty images

In a world that is interconnected through trade, finance, natural resources and people on the move, transboundary climate risks cascade across countries and even regions that are many thousands of miles apart. These risks can undermine food and water security, trade and energy supplies, jobs and livelihoods, equity and wellbeing, and national social and economic development.

 

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No country is immune to transboundary climate risks, regardless of its size, wealth or location.

Building resilience to the impacts of climate change means acting on this shared climate risk, and sharing responsibility for adaptation.