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Cascading Climate Risks: Perspectives From Around the World


1 November 2021

16:00 - 17:00 CET


This event will take place during COP26 as part of Chatham House’s Climate Risk and Security Pavilion.

Through a series of engaging TED-style talks, this roundtable will showcase examples of cross-border climate risks from regions around the world. Including stories and case studies from the Hindu Kush Himalaya, Caribbean, West and Central Africa, South-East Asia and the Pacific, and Europe – the talks will cut through the complexity of climate risks and reveal their impacts in real terms.

Bringing together an expert panel, this solution focused discussion will explore:

  • Implications of cascading climate risks for policymakers: How a step-change in regional and global cooperation on adaptation could better manage the impacts of these risks on our economies, environments and societies. 
  • The opportunities for regional or global adaptation programmes that maximise the co-benefits shared adaptation action could bring.
  • Critical bottlenecks that are holding back progress to strengthen global resilience to these sorts of risks, and the solutions we need to implement across scales. 

Katy Harris, Adaptation Without Borders

Tabby Njung’e, Justdiggit Foundation

Magnus Benzie, Stockholm Environment Institute

Arun Shrestha, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

Sarah Opitz Stapleton, Overseas Development Institute

Hanne Knaepen, European Centre for Development Policy Management

Prabhakar SVRK, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Joe Siegel, Mediators Beyond Borders International, Pace Law School


Owen Grafham, Chatham House

Partners: CASCADES funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 821010, Adaptation Without Borders