november, 2019

tue12nov16h3017h30Surviving Climate Wrath: Building Resilient Infrastructure in an Age of Global Warming16h30 - 17h30 Format:ConversationSession theme:Environment

Speakers for this event

  • Antoine DENOIX

    Antoine DENOIX

    Axa Climate

    Axa Climate

  • Azali ASSOUMANI

    Azali ASSOUMANI

    President of Comoros

    President of Comoros

  • Kamal KISHORE

    Kamal KISHORE

    National Disaster Management Authority, India

    National Disaster Management Authority, India

  • Koen DOENS

    Koen DOENS

    Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development at the European Commission (DEVCO)

    Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development at the European Commission (DEVCO)

  • Laurence TUBIANA

    Laurence TUBIANA

    European Climate Foundation

    European Climate Foundation

  • Onno RUHL

    Onno RUHL

    Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH)

    Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH)

Description

Half of the world’s infrastructure that will exist in 2050 is yet to be built. This presents us with unique challenges and unprecedented opportunities. The key challenge is that during their long lifecycle, all infrastructure systems will be exposed to a range of disasters including more frequent, severe and unpredictable extreme weather and climate events. The opportunity is that given the scale of investment, if we get it right, we can lock-in resilience for the long term. India, in collaboration with partner countries and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, is launching a Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). The Paris Peace Forum will be a unique platform to advance dialogue under the CDRI and engage a range of stakeholders with a view to identify specific areas where international cooperation and mutual exchange can promote disaster and climate resilient infrastructure.
The message is clear: let’s invest in resilience!

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