All articles for the topic: AWB Initiative

Sahel Food Crisis 2012: Drawing water from a well in the community of Natriguel, Mauritania

Transboundary climate and adaptation risks in Africa: Perceptions from 2021

This publication documents how African policy-makers and experts perceive climate change and adaptation risks that have the potential for multi-country to regional consequences.

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A maize farmer with his crop, which has been destroyed by parrots, whose migration patterns have changed and now coincide with the end of the maize season.

Climate risks to trade and food security: implications for policy

This policy brief presents policy insights from a groundbreaking assessment of climate risks to international trade in six major commodities.

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A local Nepalese woman carries home firewood in the afternoon outside of Braka, Manang, Nepal.

Glacial lake outburst floods: A shared risk across the Hindu Kush Himalayas

This case study looks at how glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) affect the Hindu Kush Himalayas.

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A grain bin full of corn after the destruction of a derecho in 2020. Photo: Phil Roeder / Flickr.

How corn links Jamaica’s food supply to climate change in the US Midwest

This case study explores how Jamaica’s deep dependency on US maize affects both its economy and food security in a changing climate.

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Two men building embankments by sea

The transboundary implications of climate-related coastal migration: state of knowledge, factors of influence and policy pathways

This publication explores the transboundary implications of climate-related coastal migration and identifies the key policy pillars to facilitate adaptation and resilience in this context.

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Containers

Climate change, trade, and global food security

This report provides a first systematic, quantitative assessment of transboundary climate risks to trade in major agricultural commodities – maize, rice, wheat, soy, sugar cane, and coffee.

 
 
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Baltic sea

Transboundary climate risk and adaptation

This policy brief summarises the present state of knowledge on transboundary climate risks and discusses the implications for adaptation programming, policy and global governance.

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Nile from the space

A Just Transition for Climate Change Adaptation: Towards Just Resilience and Security in a Globalising World

This policy brief presents a novel framework for a just transition for adaptation, with the objective of achieving globally just resilience.

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Container Ship

Building a climate-resilient and just future for all: Managing cascading climate risk in global supply chains

This online dialogue shines a spotlight on industry and explore actions to strengthen the resilience of global supply chains.

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EU-Mercosur meeting

The EU-Mercosur trade agreement: can a trade treaty be greened?

This blog post analyzes the conditions for a "greening" of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement compatible with both the legitimate expectations of civil society and the reality of trade negotiations.

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Businessmen in Japan

Globalization of local risks through international investments and businesses

This publication explores the globalization of local risks through international investments in Asia and present a climate fragility risk index to assess a country’s suitability for investing.

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Bangkok

Transboundary Impacts of Climate Change in Asia

This paper outlines prerequisites and needs for collective adaptation solutions to address the impacts of climate change on transboundary natural resources and other teleconnections.

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European Commission

Resilience and Green recovery in Europe: the critical role of the EU Adaptation Strategy

This blog post explores the features and implications of the revised EU Adaptation Strategy that will be adopted in 2021.

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Two women walking in a flooded street

Changement climatique : penser les « trajectoires » de l’adaptation

This blog post shows how adaptation pathways can help us better address climate change. 
Cet article montre comment une approche par les "trajectoires" d'adaptation pourrait nous permettre de faire face au changement climatique.

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 Freighters anchored at Dar es Salaam harbour in Tanzania.

Enhancing resilience within global value chains: the implications of COVID-19 for climate change adaptation and mitigation policies

This blog discusses the implications of the COVID-19 crisis in relation to trade within global value chains (GVCs) given the looming climate change crisis.

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Adaptation Without Borders policy brief

Climate-resilient trade and production

This brief provides an overview of the state of knowledge on transboundary climate risks in Europe, and explores how this knowledge could help Member States, businesses and the EU as a whole to advance climate-resilient trade and production.

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“The aggregation of national interest does not amount to the global interest of the planet” – Youssef Nassef, Director of Adaptation at the UNFCCC

The Transboundary Risks of Climate Change

Why the UK Foreign Office’s international science and innovation division will be working closely with ODI, SEI and IDDRI to bring transboundary climate risk to the forefront ahead of COP26 and beyond.

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Container ships dock at the Euromax Terminal in the Port of Rotterdam. Photo: Frans Berkelaar

Climate-Resilient Trade and Production

This invite-only online seminar explores how European member states, European businesses and the EU as a whole can usher in a new era of climate-resilient systems.

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Rice production in Vietnam affects the food security of many – all over the world. Photo: Unsplash / Siamak Djamei

Watch the adaptation blind spot

We know Asia’s least developed countries are highly vulnerable to the direct impacts of climate change, but they also face threats from indirect impacts, which are only now starting to be grasped.

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soybeans are loaded onto a truck

Development implications from the Argentina-EU soy connection

The vast majority of Argentinian soy production serves foreign consumption, but has social, economic and environmental impacts in the producer country.

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global connections

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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 a satellite image shows the Nile Delta

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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Food preparation in Senegal

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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Borderless climate risks side event at COP23

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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