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In 2022, the direct impacts of climate change – such as droughts, floods, and wildfires – have become impossible to ignore.
However, these impacts can also have knock-on effects which are less immediately visible: effects that cross borders and continents, escalating through security relations, international trade, financial markets, international aid operations or migration.
Such complex chains are set to have increasingly significant impacts on our societies as the world experiences the effects of a changing climate.
Gaining an understanding of them, and the ways in which they can be mitigated and adapted to, is crucial as we move into an uncertain future.
Taking place over two days during the COP27 climate conference, the Cascading Climate Risks Virtual Pavilion, hosted by Chatham House’s Environment and Society Programme, offers the opportunity to explore these emerging dynamics with experts in the field.
Wednesday 9th November (Finance Day)
10.00 – 11.00 Adaptation Without Borders: strengthening cooperation to manage cross-border climate risks*
11.30 – 12.45 The water-energy-food nexus in the Sahel, North Africa and the Middle East
15.00 – 16.30 Scaling up climate adaptation finance in times of growing public debt, inflation and natural disasters
Thursday 10th November (Science Day; Youth and Future Generations Day)
10.00 – 11.00 Cascading climate risks policy simulation
11.30 – 12.30 Policy responses to cross-border impacts of climate change in the Arctic
13.00 – 14.30 The transmission of climate impacts through international trade: implications for the EU
15.00 – 16.30 Youth ideas for Europe-MENA cooperation on climate resilience
All times CET.
* Livestream from EU pavilion at COP27