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Critical Infrastructure

The primary physical structures, technical facilities and systems whose disruption, failure or destruction have a serious impact on the functioning of society, the economy or the state within a natural hazard induced disaster context.

Benefits of adapting Africa’s infrastructure to climate change outweigh the costs

27 Apr 2015, WB

A new report quantifies impacts of climate change on energy and water infrastructure, suggests adaptation options for investment plans, and provides suggestions to increase resilience now. The report recommends a climate resilience project preparation facility to support plans for infrastructure investments, and training programs for professionals involved in planning and design. Finally, an observatory on climate-resilient infrastructure development would be helpful to retain visibility of technical work at the policy level...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk
  • Indicator 4.3 [PDF, 93Kb]Economic and productive sectorial policies and plans have been implemented to reduce the vulnerability of economic activities
  • Indicator 4.6 [PDF, 85Kb]Procedures are in place to assess the disaster risk impacts of major development projects, especially infrastructure
  • Indicator 5.3 [PDF, 86Kb]Financial reserves and contingency mechanisms are in place to support effective response and recovery when required.

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