Project Note: Biennial Report Global Infrastructure Resilience
The Coalition for Disaster Resilient infrastructure (CDRI) will launch the first edition of its Biennial Report Global Infrastructure Resilience in September 2023. The Report will focus global attention on the critical and multi-faceted challenges posed to disaster and climate resilient infrastructure, with a thematic focus on nature-based infrastructure solutions. CDRI has engaged the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the coordinating agency for developing the Report.
A core initiative of the Report is the first ever fully probabilistic risk assessment covering global infrastructure sectors — that is expected to inform planning, decision making, and investment in disaster and climate resilient infrastructure by providing credible and fully comparable probabilistic risk metrics that cover every country and territory in the world. In addition, the Report comprises thematic chapters on nature-based solutions, financing for resilient infrastructure and a proposal to monitor future progress.
Introductory chapter that discusses the multifaceted challenge of infrastructure resilience. It highlights the depth and breadth of the challenges to strengthen resilience, in particular in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).
CDRI Partners : Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS)
Chapter 2: Global Infrastructure Risk Model and Resilience Index (GIRI)
The GIRI is the first ever fully probabilistic risk assessment covering global infrastructure sectors. It is designed to inform planning, decision making and investment in disaster and climate resilient infrastructure by providing credible and fully comparable probabilistic risk metrics that cover every country and territory in the world.
Chapter 3: Nature-based Solutions for Infrastructure (NbSI)
Thematic chapter that will discuss the economic, social, political, institutional issues that need to be addressed at the global, national, and sub-national levels to unlock and realize the potential of nature-based infrastructure solutions to strengthen resilience.
Chapter 4: Financing for Disaster and Climate Resilient Infrastructure
This chapter discusses the challenges of financing infrastructure resilience, in particular the gap between needs and available resources. In particular, it makes the economic and financial case for increasing investment in resilience examines opportunities to leverage additional private capital through innovative mechanisms and instruments.
Chapter 5: Capturing the Resilience Dividend
The recommendations chapter suggests pathways to unlock opportunities to strengthen infrastructure resilience and achieve sustainable development while meeting the challenge of transitioning to low carbon economies.
This chapter builds on the findings of Chapters 1 - 4
Annexure 1: Progress Monitoring
This Annexure presents an operational model based on the GIRI that can be used to assess and monitor progress in achieving infrastructure resilience. In addition, the results of a pilot Global Infrastructure Resilience Survey (GIRS) provide insight into the challenges of infrastructure management and governance to complement the data provided by the GIRI.
Dr. Mabel Marulanda, independent consultant. University of Oxford