Welcome to the latest update from the Adaptation Without Borders global partnership.
Complex, compound, cascading, cross-border climate risks have arrived in the IPCC. These were all but overlooked in previous IPCC reports, so it is notable that the new Working Group II report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability not only recognizes cascading climate risks and the need for cross-border collaboration but mentions them no less than four times in the summary for policymakers. Read some of the key takeaways from AWB partners here and here.
Transboundary and cascading climate risks also feature prominently in Africa’s Climate Change and Resilient Development Strategy and Action Plan (2022–2032), with an action to ‘Enhance coordination between the regional economic communities and Member States in addressing and managing transboundary and cascading climate risks’. We look forward to working with the African Union, regional economic communities and Member States on this pioneering vision in the months and years ahead.