Transboundary climate risks

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Global Food Price Crisis of 2008-2012 Implications of Transboundary Risks on Food Supply

European Climate Change Adaptation Conference

Food price volatility is an important impact of transboundary climate risks. However, food prices tend to mix with many other events extraneous to agriculture making their prediction a difficult task. This presentation presents a case study of 2008 and 2012 global food price crisis and provides insights in terms of their transboundary nature, the...


Transboundary Climate Risks in Asia: Research & Policy Needs

Adaptation Futures 2020

This presentation talks about the rapid regional integration that is happening in Asia and beyond, its positive and negative impacts especially inters of how local risks tend to spill over beyond borders. It presents the cases of the Bangkok floods of 2011, the global food price crisis of 2008, and how financial markets tend to magnify the risks...


Regional adaptation planning for addressing transboundary climate risks

7th Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum

The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region comprises the mountainous region spanning eight countries in South Asia, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. The HKH region is endowed with significant transboundary freshwater resources and biodiversity reserves. Nearly ten glacier, rainfall, and snow-fed...


Bridging the Adaptation Gap by Addressing Transboundary Climate Risks

Sustainable Future and Climate Change: Insights from Adaptation Gap Report 2020

The presentation talks about the important opportunities identified by the global adaptation gap report and further elaborates on the transboundary climate risks South Asia and other regions are increasingly facing. The presentation stresses the need for regional cooperation for addressing transboundary climate risks and pitches the idea of...


Concrete Actions and Mechanisms for Regional Cooperation Risk Communication & Regional Adaptation Planning

HKH to Glasgow: Climate action in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

This presentation is about concrete actions and mechanisms for regional collaboration to address regional systemic issues in the HKH region. The presentation identifies the barriers to the recognition of important regional adaptation issues, discusses some recent case studies of transboundary catastrophic events that highlighted the need for...

Regional collaboration for climate and SDG actions in the HKH

The objectives of the session are to emphasize the following points: Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas will seriously comprise food, nutritional and energy security in the region and downstream, severely challenging abilities of nations – particularly the poorer nations– to achieve the SDGs. There is an urgent need for collective climate...