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.
Lola Vallejo is IDDRI’s climate programme director.
Prior to joining IDDRI, Lola supported international climate negotiations as manager of the OECD-IEA Climate Change Expert Group and led the OECD work on climate-resilient infrastructure. She also assessed the United Kingdom's adaptation policy as part of the national advisor and watchdog, the Committee on Climate Change. She also coordinated research on decarbonisation pathways at Imperial College London and worked as an environmental consultant in Paris.
She holds a finance Master's degree from Science Po and an Msc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College.