The Adaptation Without Borders partnership is founded on the belief that the global effects of climate change require solutions beyond the adaptation efforts of any single government. Policy discourses around adaptation have focused at the national or local level. We seek to change the narrative and drive action to establish adaptation as a global public good that warrants significantly more investment and attention than it currently attracts.
The partnership brings together the research capacities and convening powers of a range of partners to explore the global implications of transboundary climate risks, create opportunities to strengthen international cooperation and pave the way towards genuine global resilience.
SEI is an international non-profit research and policy organization working on environmental and development challenges. SEI aims to bridge science and policy to develop solutions for a sustainable future for all.
IDDRI is an independent policy research institute and dialogue platform working to put sustainable development at the heart of international relations and public and private policy.
Our growing number of partner organizations also provide extensive geographic expertise in regions including the Sahel, the Caribbean, the Hindu Kush Himalayas and Europe. They also bring specialist knowledge on the implications of climate risk for agriculture and pastoralism, global trade and financial flows, food and water security, sustainable livelihoods, conflict and human mobility, disaster risk reduction, law and governance and private-sector adaptation.
SEI Research Associate Frida Lager discusses understanding climate change- related risks in trade affecting the Nordic region by looking at coffee production.
The objective of COP27, the "Adaptation COP", should be to forge international cooperation to deliver global and systemic resilience.
This video lays out how impacts from climate change are a shared risk - and adaptation to climate change must become a shared reality.
SEI's Frida Lager explains how cascading climate risk affects Sweden and how that changes how Sweden should think around its adaptation strategy.
Our stories take a closer look at how transboundary climate risks are triggered, how they spread across borders and what that means for climate adaptation.
In a globalized world, the impacts of climate change cross borders. The Adaptation Without Borders initiative responds to this challenge.
The impacts of climate change cross borders just as people and goods do. This changes the adaptation challenge.
Unmanaged climate risks could lead to the collapse of a globally-integrated world. Find out why policy-makers are discussing this topic at historic Wilton Park.
Our lives are defined by globalization – we are inescapably intertwined. The TCI Index looks at the international dimension of climate adaptation.
This study focuses on Sweden and its place in the global trade system, to develop multi-method approaches to identify and assess trade and climate risks.
A global assessment of transboundary climate risks in agricultural commodity flows
This brief from SEI, IDDRI and ODI finds that a transboundary view of climate risk creates opportunities for international cooperation on adaptation.
This article looks at the paradoxes, challenges and opportunities in governing often borderless climate risks through national or local adaptation policy.
Analysis of how 14 large Swedish export-oriented businesses approach risks from climate impacts on their international supply chains.
Read key insights on how to bridge climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in the European Green Deal.
How can we better govern the global food system in a world where crises are the norm rather than the exception?
Join us to discuss how governments and industries can work together to take a strategic view on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The Global Challenges Foundation hosts the "Adaptation – business opportunities and responsibilities" open event at COP27 on 12 November 2022 in the Blue Zone.
This event explored the implications of cross-border risks for adaptation planning at national, regional and global scales.
Let's reimagine adaptation and develop a vision of what it can look like to meet the challenges of an interconnected world.
ODI and Wilton Park convene a high-level discussion to present new research on transboundary climate risk, and launch a new initiative with SEI.
This session will address transboundary climate risks, drawing on case studies from around the world, to explore the implications for national adaptation plans.