About the Coalition
Engineering a more sustainable, just and resilient future
Mobilizing an engineering-led coalition to make resilience and sustainability a cornerstone of every decision in the infrastructure lifecycle in every community around the globe.
To solve systemic problems, we need systemic solutions. Through working with engineers, cities, investors, academics, NGOs and businesses, we are committed to breaking down silos that limit our ability to act on adaptation, resilience and mitigation measures.
Our Strategic Goals
Elevate the impact of the global engineering community to address climate change and to improve the resilience and sustainability of infrastructure.
Drive global-scale systemic change to unlock infrastructure investment and to accelerate delivery of sustainable and resilient infrastructure by harnessing the credibility and expertise of engineers.
Establish the coalition as an authoritative global voice on guidance and standards through thought leadership, knowledge, and assets that drive action.
Catalyse the collective capabilities of the global engineering community to drive innovative solutions by cultivating partnerships and channeling individual engineers.
Why we need to mobilise the engineering community
Engineers have a crucial role to play in responding to the climate crisis
They hold the technical expertise needed to drive solutions and implement action.
Engineers are widely trusted by the public
The engineering community is well positioned to make an impact beyond their own industry, to influence policy and planning, and to become leaders on climate action.
Engineering challenges are disproportionately spread across the globe
Infrastructure needs are rising, particularly in regions with growing urbanization, and in places where climate impacts are putting pressure on existing infrastructure.
There is an imbalance of science and engineering capacity across geographiesWe are missing engineers in regions where they are most needed. As the infrastructure requirements increase, so too does the need for engineers and infrastructure specialists in these regions. For instance, 10 million engineers are needed in Africa alone in the next 30 years in order stay within the 1.5˚c goal.
The ICSI Pledge
ICSI was formed at the end of 2019 when global leaders came together to identify the biggest barriers to infrastructure climate adaptation and resilience and to understand how the engineering community could act as a catalyst for action. It culminated in a signed declaration to move forward through a ‘Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure.’