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Towards a Global Adaptation Progress Tracker

This paper proposes to measure adaptation progress directly at the global level through the development of new indicators and using new technologies - the Global Adaptation Progress Tracker.

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Resilience building at risk? Five key insights for addressing borderless climate risks

Can borderless climate risks be addressed in the follow-up of the Paris Agreement’s global goal on adaptation?

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Adaptation without borders? Preparing for indirect climate change impacts

A SEI project produced resources that highlight the need to look beyond national boundaries in adaptation planning, and explain how policy-makers can start identifying indirect climate risks.

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Climate adaptation must be reframed from a local issue to a global responsibility

This brief provides several recommendations on how the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) could encourage better accounting of transboundary climate risk.

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Inescapably intertwined: the reality of globalisation and borderless climate risks

Climate adaptation efforts are unlikely to succeed if done in geographic isolation. The Transnational Climate Impacts Index examines country exposure to climate change from an international view.

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Transboundary Climate Risks

The Wilton Park dialogue was convened with the recognition that climate change adaptation continues to be framed and addressed primarily at the local, subnational and national levels.

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Moving towards a growing global discourse on transboundary adaptation

This briefing note describes current adaptation plans and strategies addressing transboundary risks and highlights opportunities to enhance work on transboundary adaptation.

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Adaptation without Borders
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Global adaptation governance: An emerging but contested domain

This review article asks: to what extent does global governance of climate change adaptation exist?

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Global index of exposure to transnational climate impacts
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Quantifying transnational climate impact exposure

This research develops a global index of exposure to transnational climate impacts.

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Transparency and sustainability in global commodity supply chains

This research assesses the types of supply chain information that are needed to support improvements in sustainability governance.

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Adaptation without borders
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Governing borderless climate risks

This article looks at the paradoxes, challenges and opportunities in trying to govern often borderless climate risks through national or local adaptation policy.

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Meeting the global challenge of adaptation by addressing transboundary climate risk

This brief from SEI, IDDRI and ODI finds that a transboundary view of climate risk creates opportunities for international cooperation on adaptation.

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Transnational climate change impacts: An entry point to enhanced global cooperation on adaptation?

This brief explains how SEI developed indicators of transnational climate change impacts and discusses some of the implications for national adaptation planning and global cooperation on adaptation.

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The Transnational Climate Impacts Index: Methodology Report

This paper introduces a new framework for examining climate change impacts and adaptation needs from an international perspective.

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The Business Case for Responsible Corporate Adaptation

This report presents a diverse set of global corporate adaptation projects to raise awareness, inspire action and highlight opportunities to further responsible corporate adaptation.

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Reducing vulnerability to food price shocks in a changing climate

This brief explores the impacts of food price shocks in a changing climate.

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Conceptual framework for assessing indirect impacts of climate change

We here introduce a conceptual framework that can be used to identify these indirect impacts of climate change.

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The Adaptation without Borders Index of exposure

Applying a new conceptual framework, SEI has developed the Adaptation without Borders Index of Exposure (or AwB Index, for short).

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National Adaptation Plans and the indirect impacts of climate change

This brief supports countries to take stock of the “indirect impacts” of climate change and to address them in their National Adaptation Plan.

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Senegal Films – Adaptation without Borders

On this page four short films explore these issues in relation to rice production, consumption and global trade.

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Djeneba

Families in Senegal typically spend around 30% oftheir monthly income on food, so even small changes in the price of rice impact the monthly food intake of families in Senegal.

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