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Welcome to the latest quarterly update from Adaptation Without Borders. Want to find out more about who we are…

This month, you can download our latest policy brief, watch our latest event recordings on climate action in the Hindu Kush Himalaya with the UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency, read articles reflecting on the 5 year milestone of the Paris Agreement and the launch of the European Union’s new adaptation strategy, and discover more about methodologies for assessing adaptation needs in our latest policy submission to the UNFCCC.
For more news and updates, please regularly visit the Adaptation Without Borders website and register for our forthcoming Adaptation Futures webinar on transboundary climate risk and adaptation on 29 April, 13:00-15:00 CET. Thank you!



Climate action in the Hindu Kush Himalaya: enhancing resilience across borders 

Watch the recordings of two events co-hosted by Adaptation Without Borders on enhancing resilience to transboundary climate risks in the Hindu Kush Himalaya:

  • A webinar with ICIMOD, the British Embassy Kathmandu and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) of the UK Government on how regional collaboration can deliver ambitious climate action
  • A session at the 7th Asia-Pacific Adaptation Forum on enhancing resilience across borders

"I have taken away a strong sense of both the complexity and the urgency of the challenges to tackle those transboundary climate risks and to find adaptation and resilience solutions… I am personally committed to taking your messages on adaptation and resilience from the HKH to COP26 and I will be pushing for increased regional cooperation on these issues…."

The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP
The UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency


Flickr: COP 21, Paris

Five years of the Paris Agreement: what outcomes for the Global Goal on Adaptation? 

Five years ago, the Paris Agreement established the Global Goal on Adaptation, which aimed to raise ambition on adaptation by framing it as a “global challenge” with “international dimensions”. Could current calls for a reinvigoration of multilateralism, championed by the UN Secretary-General and others, also signal the start of a new era for adaptation – one marked by the global cooperation and spirit of solidarity that the goal aimed to inspire? Read our thoughts and analysis here and on adaptation in the aftermath of the Paris Agreement here.


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“Just resilience”, a guiding concept for the EU’s new adaptation strategy 

We welcome the strong focus in the European Union’s new Adaptation Strategy on transboundary climate risk.
“The impacts of climate change have knock-on effects across borders and continents… The EU already is, and will increasingly be, affected by climate impacts outside Europe through cascading and spillover effects on trade and migration. This makes international climate resilience not only a matter of solidarity, but also of open strategic autonomy and self-interest for the EU and its Member States… Solidarity across and within Member States is essential to achieving resilience in a just and fair way.”

Forging a climate-resilient Europe - the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change
Download our new policy brief – A Just Transition for Climate Change Adaptation: Towards Just Resilience and Security in a Globalising World – which aims to expand our collective view of justice in adaptation by considering the globally interconnected nature of our economies and societies. Also read reflections from Adaptation Without Borders, including by:


Photo by Shaah Shahidh on Unsplash

Transboundary climate risk and methodologies for assessing adaptation needs

What novel methods could we deploy to assess transboundary climate risk and associated adaptation needs? Download our latest policy submission to the UNFCCC presenting two new tools and methodologies to identify adaptation needs in the context of trade and food security. Want to know more? Read and listen to our poster presentation at the last UNFCCC Research Dialogue here.

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The partnership

Adaptation Without Borders is brought to you by three founding members – SEI, ODI and IDDRI – and nine partners – Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, ENDA Énergie, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI), PlanAdapt, the University of the West Indies (UWI) and Winrock International.

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