New Delhi, July 12, 2022: The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) are pleased to announce their strategic partnership to promote and mainstream Climate Protection of Infrastructure (CPI) through the research and knowledge sharing for CDRI member countries, especially Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed on Tuesday as part of the partnership, will allow CEEW to support the implementation of CDRI’s strategic objectives to promote disaster and climate resilience of critical infrastructure and improve standards and national and regional infrastructure guidelines among the most vulnerable. Regions.
“We don’t have a lot of spare time. Especially small island developing countries, where immediate action is required and where resilient infrastructure must be prioritized. Through this MoU, we will be able to carry out joint research, strengthen capacity development” said Mr. Amit Prothi, Director General of CDRI.
“Building resilience into infrastructure systems should be a driving force behind infrastructure policies and investments globally. CDRI is a platform to promote knowledge exchange and support technical support through partnerships and capacity development to enable countries to build their own systems, capacities and standards for disaster resilient infrastructure We welcome this partnership with CEEW to assist Small Island Developing States (SIDS) ) and other vulnerable countries to identify and design a common framework for integrating disaster and climate resilience into infrastructure development,” said Mr. Kamal Kishore, Indian Co-Chairman of the CDRI Executive Committee and Member Secretary of the National Disaster Management Authority of the Government of India.
*”CEEW is delighted to partner with CDRI in this endeavor to design solutions to mitigate the impacts of adverse weather events on critical infrastructure. In the post-pandemic era, countries around the world are stepping up investment in infrastructure projects to spur economic recovery. This infrastructure must be protected against climate shocks to ensure long-term economic prosperity. Climate change is knocking on our doors and vulnerable countries in the developing world must step up action to protect their communities and economies.Therefore, this partnership between CDRI and CEEW would help climate-vulnerable countries to deliver both economic growth and climate action.* said Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Energy, Environment and Water Council.
The CDRI-CEEW partnership is based on the recognition that SIDS are at different stages of solving development problems and institutional arrangements. This would help identify the changing climate risk landscape and integrate climate protection of infrastructure into its development goals. The CEEW Climate Risk Atlas would also help design a common climate change proofing framework and tool that can be used by developing countries to build their capacity to climate proof their critical infrastructure and promote climate-based solutions. on nature to mitigate the impacts of climate risks. CEEW will also support CDRI’s biennial flagship report on disaster and climate resilient infrastructure, including the first edition on nature-based solutions.
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