Transboundary Climate Risks in Asia: Research & Policy Needs

Event: Adaptation Futures 2020
Date: 29th Apr 2021, Online
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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. Significant challenges in mitigating the transboundary risks were discussed, including that of the risk communication among different stakeholders,  and stresses the need for regional cooperation in addressing transboundary climate risks.