The Guidelines are based on the findings of two prior surveys and provide a framework for jurisdictions around the world to consider as they work to effectively integrate future‑focused climate science into building codes and standards. The Global Resiliency Dialogue (GRD) announced the publication of the Global Building Resilience Guidelines at the 27th UN Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt at the Buildings Pavilion.
The Global Resiliency Dialogue recognizes that building codes used today around the world may not provide the same level of safety and resilience for future extreme weather events as they have in the past. The Global Resiliency Dialogue believes it is desirable and increasingly necessary for codes and standards to respond to the latest research and data from the perspective of both building science and climate/environment science if they are to maintain not only an expected level of safety and amenity, but also an appropriate level of resilience. By working together, participating organizations can pool their collective resources, experience and knowledge to create guidelines and research that will be of both national value and global benefit.