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A system-wide approach for infrastructure resilience: Technical note
This technical note emphasizes that the evaluation of climate-related financial risks need to be broadened to include the planning, delivery, and management of national infrastructure plans. It was produced as an input to the Global Commission on Adaptation’s Climate Adaptation Summit 2021.
Key findings include the need to move climate-resilient infrastructure planning upstream, integrated at a strategic level; better use of analytical tools to understand climate risk at a systems level; and prioritizing resources for building resilience. Nature-based solutions for adaptation should be promoted and engineering standards improved to enhance resilience of individual assets.
For this to be possible, greater leadership from governmental finance and planning ministries is vital to allow more efficient and flexible responses.