Reducing Climate Risk
Emissions of greenhouse gases are built into our economic systems. Our research shows the benefits of a low carbon future and describes how we get there through mitigating and adapting to climate change.
Reducing Climate Risk sub-themes
The goal of this theme is to support the design, development and implementation of effective and equitable strategies for adaptation and mitigation in developing and developed countries, taking into account the broader challenges and policy objectives of sustainable human development.
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We pursue this goal by developing and advancing new knowledge and insights into climate risk reduction. We address the need to consider climate risk reduction in policy and practice, in particular the management of energy systems, bio-resources and water resources. Our analysis focuses on governance, economics, vulnerability and equity.
The effective and equitable reduction of climate risk requires multi-sectoral action across all scales. We therefore cover local, national, regional and international policy, as well as initiatives taken by private firms and civil society. We also address knowledge and capacity-building needs of stakeholders – especially policy actors.
SEI helps to
- conduct research on key areas of adaptation and mitigation
- provide timely, authoritative and pertinent policy analysis
- address knowledge and capacity deficits
- pioneer and apply innovative analytical tools
- develop and foster partnerships
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