In 2023, the direct impacts of climate change – such as droughts, floods, and wildfires – have become impossible to ignore. Climate impacts are not confined within national borders however, but can cascade across and between continents, escalating through security relations, international trade, financial markets, international aid operations and displacement of people. Our societies will increasingly be impacted through these complex chains.
Under the CASCADES project, Chatham House collaborates with experts and scientists from around the world, assessing these emerging risks, and analysing how they interact with major societal challenges.
Drawing on four years of interdisciplinary research, this event explores emerging recommendations on how governments in Europe and beyond can prepare to meet the challenge of cross-border cascading risks. It both proposes and examines concrete ways for policymakers and societies to build capacity to manage such risks in the years ahead.
This event is hosted as a part of London Climate Action Week 2023. You can see all events hosted by Chatham House, and other organizations, on the London Climate Action Week website.
This event is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 821010.