Making transborder climate risks tangible for adaptation actions (Transadapt)

Transborder climate risks (TCRs) differ from conventional risks of climate change in that the consequences
of climate change in one country can spread to other countries through different pathways. In international
literature, a distinction is made between seven such pathways: trade, finance, people, psychological,
geopolitical, biophysical, and infrastructure.
The main objective of the project is to investigate and show how TCRs can become a salient issue for cross-
sectoral and multi-scalar governance.
To address the main objectives, the project will pursue the following sub-objectives:
1. Develop an indicator based top-down way of analysing TCRs at a national level
2. Demonstrate how to analyse TCRs for specific industry sectors
3. Demonstrate how to analyse risk ownership along and across value-chains and policy levels
4. Analyse multi-level and cross-sector governance for adapting to TCRs
Two industries are selected for doing case analysis: Fish farming in Nordland county and livestock
production in Sogn.
The project is a cooperation between Western Norway Research Institute (lead partner), Stockholm
environment institute, Norce climate, Norland research institute, and CICERO Center for international
Climate Research.

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Financed by:
Norges forskningsråd
In cooperation with:
Norce klima
Stockholm environment institute
Project lead:
Research Professor