Infrastructure systems are under increasing pressure from the rising frequency and intensity of disasters linked to climate change. This is further aggravated by the increasingly interdependent nature of infrastructure systems. The inter linkages influence the operational capability and resilience of the overall infrastructure. The need to create resilient infrastructure to withstand and respond to impacts of climate change is imperative.

This technical note seeks to build a case for ensuring infrastructure resilience to disasters by mainstreaming adaptation concerns in the foreseeable future. The note underscores the need for adaptation for tackling events here and now, and the importance of both mitigation and adaptation as a set of complementary actions to deal with foreseeable impacts of climate change.