Image caption: COP26 introduced pledges that are changing the way the civil engineering industry works. Image credit: Rafapress/Shutterstock This article was authored by Prof. Jim Hall, professor of climate and […]
CDRI hosts session on Pioneering Nature-based Solutions for Resilient Infrastructure
The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) hosted a session on ‘Pioneering Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for Resilient Infrastructure’ at the Resilience Hub at COP26. The session discussed key learnings from case studies around the world and also marked the release of a white paper on Governance of Infrastructure for Resilience, developed by CDRI and The Resilience Shift, in partnership with Arup.
Success in advancing ambition on adaptation and resilience at COP26
Celebrating success – With 154 events from 80 partners and featuring 176 participating organisations, the first ever COP Resilience Hub brought together a community of state and non-state actors in an unprecedented collaboration, and key individuals such as Alok Sharma the COP26 President. See highlights showcase for a flavour of the Hub.
Making the impossible happen
Seth reflects on the two weeks of COP and the unprecedented collaboration behind the Resilience Hub, the IPCC Summary for Urban Policymakers and other notable highlights.
Accelerating deep collaboration: 26 built environment climate action initiatives announced @ COP26
Marking a climate breakthrough for the built environment, a coalition of business and government groups announce 26 climate action initiatives at Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26.
New Summary for Urban Policymakers Initiative Announced
Today, several of the world’s leading climate change scientists came together with city and business leaders, global NGOs and national governments to announce a new initiative, the Summary for Urban Policymakers (SUP) that will present the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments in accessible and targeted summaries that can help inform action at the city scale.
Register now, as COP Resilience Hub event programme opens with huge support
As COP26 brings together national and international negotiators to progress their countries’ commitments on climate action, the non-state-actor community is stepping up to take action on resilience and adaptation. ICSI […]
The golden thread of resilience guidance, tools and standards (and metrics)
Guidance, tools and standards play a key role in the development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure. Savina Carluccio looks back, there is a golden thread that runs through several pieces of work and leads to our work on climate resilient Infrastructure Pathways and resilience indicators which will be launching later this year for COP26.
#BuildingToCOP26 Coalition accelerates climate action
The Resilience Shift is part of the Building to COP26 Coalition which has released this week its plans for #BuildingToCOP26 – ahead of Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26.
40 organizations already supporting new COP Resilience Hub
The Resilience Shift is delighted to be supporting the launch of the COP Resilience Hub that will put the focus on resilience and adaptation at COP26.
The importance of engineers in delivering climate targets – Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping
In this short video, Keynote speakers COP26 High-Level Climate Champions Gonzalo Muñoz, Chile, and Nigel Topping, UK, emphasised to participants at the ICSI Fall 2020 Symposium, the importance of engineers […]
A focus on growth and COP26 at ICSI first anniversary
One year on from the formation of the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI), the ICSI Virtual Symposium highlighted the consensus that engineers are uniquely placed to shape our collective future.
ICSI Symposium one year since launch – keynote speakers include COP26 Climate Champions
Systemic infrastructure problems cannot be solved without cooperation. The International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) hosted its Virtual Symposium on Thursday 12 November 2020 (15:00-18:00 GMT).