Webinar: Meeting the global challenge of adaptation by addressing transboundary climate risk

Submitted by Julia Barrott | published 31st May 2018 | last updated 9th Nov 2020
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Adaptation is traditionally implemented at national and subnational levels. However, climate risks are in many cases “borderless” in nature. Climate change in one country will create risks and opportunities – and therefore may require adaptation – in other countries. This global aspect of adaptation is still undervalued also in international negotiations.

The webinar focuses on the importance to adopt a transboundary view of climate risk, which explicitly recognizes the interconnections between people, ecosystems and economies in a globalized world. Global negotiations on climate change have a key role to play in adopting and implementing a transboundary framing of climate risk, though other non-climate conventions and processes can play important roles as well.

Details of the webinar can be found below. Read an SEI Discussion Brief on this topic, and access related resources here.

Webinar information

You are welcome to participate in the interactive webinar on June 19, 2 – 3 pm CET:

​Find details on how to join the webinar here.


Magnus Bezie, SEI

Magnus has extensive professional experience in climate change research focussing on climate impacts, vulnerability, risk and adaptation. His consultancy and research work has spanned a range of different governance scales, including international organisations, national governments, multi-national corporations, non-profit sectors and local and city governments. He has consulted directly with organisations in a variety of sectors to scope and assess climate risks and plan adaptation. He has also worked in a research capacity, mainly at UK government and European level, to develop and assess tools and appraise adaptation policies.

Magnus is interested in how society can anticipate and respond to strategic threats and opportunities in just and sustainable ways. He is also interested to explore the potential role of private sector actors in adaptation within developing countries.

Magnus led the 'Adaptation Without Borders – understanding the indirect impacts of climate change' project, and is a key team member of the 'Transnational adaptation governance: Explaining and exploring the role of new actors in enhancing the success of adaptation' project.

Prior to joining SEI Magnus worked for a climate change and environmental consultancy in the UK (AEA) and at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin. He has a MA (Politics) from the University of Edinburgh and a MSc (Environmental Policy) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Read more about Magnus and his work here: https://www.sei.org/people/magnus-benzie/

SEI is an international non-profit research and policy organization that tackles environment and development challenges. SEI works to connect science and decision-making to develop solutions for a sustainable future for all.

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