Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi announced a global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 held in New York City, USA, on September 23, 2019.
Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
A partnership of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, multilateral development banks and financing mechanisms, the private sector, and knowledge institutions that aims to promote the resilience of new and existing infrastructure systems to climate and disaster risks, thereby ensuring sustainable development.
Governance & PolicyGovernance and Policy
The development of governance and policy arrangements required to enable the integration of disaster and climate resilience concepts in all infrastructure creation.
Risk Identification & EstimationRisk identification and Estimation
The identification and estimation of risk to and from infrastructure from large and small hazards, from the macro to micro scales.
Resilience Standards & CertificationResilience Standards and Regulation
Adoption of mechanisms required for developing, enforcing, and updating scientific standards and regulations for infrastructure resilience in light of changing technology and risk profile.
Capacity DevelopmentCapacity Development
Enabling the exchange and spread of scientifically accurate knowledge enabling the contribution of all stakeholders to building resilience of infrastructure systems.
Innovation & Emerging TechnologyInnovation & Emerging Technology
Harnessing and leveraging the power of technology to address constraints on accuracy, scale, reach and capacity in constructing, operating and recovering infrastructure systems.
Recovery & ReconstructionRecovery and Reconstruction
Ex-ante development and adoption of mechanisms for assessing losses, estimating needs, and channelling adequate funds to disaster affected areas in a timely manner.
Risk financing strategies for each nation will depend on its capacity, risk appetite, resources, and willingness to manage risk. Appropriate financing can incentivise resilience of infrastructure systems.
Community Awarness & CapacityCommunity Awareness & Capacity
Building the capacities of local communities to participate in the process of creating and sustaining small and large scale infrastructure, so as to enhance disaster and climate resilience of the community and its surrounding infrastructure.