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Pre-Conference Webinar: Transboundary Climate Risk and Adaptation

The event is co-hosted by TERI and World Adaptation Science Programme and supported by CASCADES, Adaptation Without Borders, Mistra Geo Politics and SEI.

Presentation

29 April 2021

13:00 - 15:00

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Presentations

  • Magnus Benzie, Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute: science for policy – an introduction to transboundary climate risk and the implications for adaptation
  • Prabhakar Sivapuram Ventaka Rama Krishna, Research Manager at the Institute for Global Environmental Studies: future research agendas on transboundary climate risk, drawing on examples from the Asian context
  • Hanne Knaepen, Policy Officer at the European Centre for Development Policy Management: the implications of cascading climate risks for global food security and for adaptation programming drawing on the example of Tunisia
  • Annett Möhner, Team Lead in the Adaptation Division of the Climate Change Secretariat of the UNFCCC: the knowledge needs on transboundary climate risk from a UNFCCC perspective
  • Reinhard Mechler, Lead of the Systemic Risk & Resilience group at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis: the implications of compound and systemic risk for governance, drawing on lessons from COVID 19

Panel

Magnus Benzie is a Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) with a focus on climate change adaptation. He has over 15 years of professional experience in climate change research focusing on climate impacts, vulnerability, risk and adaptation.

Prabhakar Sivapuram Ventaka Rama Krishna is a Research Manager at the Institute for Global Environmental Studies (IGES). He has more than 15 years of experience in the fields of climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, agriculture, food and energy in Japan and India.

Hanne Knaepen is a Policy Officer in the Sustainable Food Systems programme at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM). She specialises in climate change adaptation within the context of Europe-Africa relations, with a strong focus on agri-food systems and climate finance. Prior to ECDPM, she obtained a doctoral degree in Global Environmental Studies at Kyoto University, Japan. 

Annett Moehner is a Team Lead in the Adaptation Division of the Climate Change Secretariat supporting the work of the Adaptation Committee: the principal advisory body on adaptation under the Convention. During the last 16 years at UNFCCC she helped Parties negotiating the Cancun Adaptation Framework and the Paris Agreement; supported them in assessing impacts, planning, implementing and reviewing adaptation as well as accessing adaptation finance. Prior to joining UNFCCC, she worked for GIZ and OECD on issues related to climate change and development.

Reinhard Mechler is Lead of the Systemic Risk & Resilience group at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), with over 20 years of experience analyzing and addressing socio-economic aspects of disaster and climate change risks. 

Chair

Katy Harris is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), with a focus on the global governance of climate change adaptation. She is also the director of Adaptation Without Borders, a new global partnership building systemic resilience and international cooperation on adaptation to manage the cross-border and cascading effects of climate change.

Discussant

Richard Klein is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and he served as co-chair of the Science Committee of the World Adaptation Science Programme from 2018 to 2020.

Richard is an internationally leading expert on the science and policy of adaptation to climate change, with more than 25 years of experience in original research, science assessment and policy advice.