Adaptation Without Borders 

Adaptation Without Borders is a new global partnership that strengthens international cooperation on adaptation to manage the cross-border and cascading impacts of climate change. We identify and assess cross-border climate risks, appraise policy options to better manage those risks and develop climate-resilient solutions that enhance preparedness, strengthen resilience and minimise the potential for maladaptation. We also catalyse stronger international cooperation on adaptation – working with stakeholders worldwide to meet the global challenge of adaptation that the Paris Agreement articulated and envisioned. Adaptation Without Borders is led by SEI, ODI and IDDRI. For more information, contact SEI Senior Policy Fellow and Director of Adaptation Without Borders, Katy Harris.  


Earth System Governance Project 

Earth System Governance — a global research alliance, is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change. The Earth System Governance research alliance takes up the challenge of exploring political solutions and novel, more effective governance mechanisms to cope with the current transitions in the biogeochemical systems of the planet. The normative context of this research is sustainable development; earth system governance is not only a question of institutional effectiveness, but also of political legitimacy and social justice.


Mistra Geopolitics Phase II – Navigating towards a Secure and Sustainable Future 

Mistra Geopolitics Phase II is a research programme analyzing global environmental and geopolitical change (2021-2024). At SU, involved departments are Economic History and International Relations, and Political Science, focusing on topics such as aid, decarbonization, food security, and international cooperation. The research programme involves collaboration with the Stockholm Enviroment Institute (SEI), Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), as well as the universities of Linköping, Lund, and Uppsala. For more information, contact one of SU’s involved researchers: Niklas Bremberg, Karin Bäckstrand, Lisa Dellmuth, Maria-Therese Gustafsson, and Nina von Uexkull. 


UK-China Cooperation on Climate Change Risk Assessment 

Monitoring the nature and severity of the full range of risks posed by climate change can ensure that national and global mitigation and adaptation responses are effective. International scientists and policy analysts in the UK and China have collaborated in a multi-year, multi-disciplinary research process in order to deepen understanding of how complex and interconnected first, second and third-order risks can be assessed. The programme is delivered through a cohort of partner organizations based in China and the UK including Chatham House, Tsinghua University, the University of Oxford, the National Climate Centre of China, the University of Reading, Hubei University of Economics and E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism) and funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.