What are the scientific, technical, political and procedural barriers to including transboundary climate risks in the UNFCCC Global Stocktake? This brief seeks to redress the "transboundary gap" in the next Global Stocktake and emphasise the need for international cooperation for climate action.
Discover new evidence on ten transboundary climate risks of global importance that affect critical sectors and regions: from water resources in high mountain environments, to fish stocks in the open ocean, industrial supply chains, and energy and global finance systems, as well as human health, livelihoods, mobility patterns, and physical and mental well-being.
Learn about the scientific feasibility and policy relevance of assessing transboundary climate risks through this short blog post. Discover important areas for future research to advance the incorporation of cascading climate risks and impacts into adaptation responses.
Alexandre is developing research on vulnerability and (mal)adaptation to climate and environmental change. He's working on coastal areas and small islands especially in the Indian Ocean (e.g., Reunion Island, Maldives, Mauritius) and in the Pacific (Kiribati, French Polynesia). He is particularly interested in "trajectories of vulnerability" (characterization of influencing factors and their interactions over time), the risk of maladaptation (typology, evaluation, case study) and adaptation pathways (guiding principles), as well as in the implementation of a Global adaptation goal within the international climate negotiations.
Alexandre holds a doctorate in Geography (2005, University of Montpellier 3) and an Habilitation to supervise research (2018, University of La Rochelle).
He joined IDDRI in october 2007.
Alexandre is also member of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Working Group 2 "Impact, Vulnerability, Adaptation", Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere, and Sixth Assessment Report).