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Building Climate Resilience with Infrastructure Pathways
October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm BST
With climate resilience front of mind, Infrastructure Pathways is a new initiative by the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI), led by The Resilience Shift and in partnership with Arup. The initiative brings together stakeholders from across the infrastructure lifecycle to map existing guidance and provide line of sight for practitioners to embed climate resilience within infrastructure.
Today’s infrastructure is a complex network of interdependent and connected assets that support the ability of society to survive and thrive. At the same time, the impact that the climate crisis is having on our day-to-day lives is increasingly obvious, severe and widespread.
Right now, trillions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure expenditure is being planned, designed, constructed, managed, upgraded, or reaching the end of its useful life. If we don’t take a systematic approach to what is needed and how to deliver it, it will be impossible to meet society’s needs for sustainable and resilient infrastructure.
There are many excellent guidance documents, tools and standards designed to help different stakeholders enhance the resilience of their infrastructure systems to climate change. Infrastructure Pathways aims to organise, consolidate and synthesise what exists in the market already, using a consistent framework that provides users with practical, achievable actions for each phase of infrastructure development that could be taken. There will be two key outputs: a traditional publication and a web platform, both with curated references, tools and resources.
We are inviting those with an interest in this work to join us for a session to discuss and share the work to date. We will give an overview of the framework and look through some chapter examples, explaining how to use the resource and inviting feedback from participants. We will also use the session to identify individuals and organisations interested in piloting and/or disseminating Infrastructure Pathways following the global launch at COP26.