COP 27 Resilience of infrastructure systems will be instrumental to the achievement of global climate and sustainability agendas such as Paris Agreement, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR). The call of the COP27 Presidency on “enhanced action for climate adaptation” urges us to foster collaboration, sustain momentum and accelerate catalytic action on climate and disaster resilient infrastructure.

CDRI’s engagement at COP 27 will be headlined by:

  • Launch of Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator Fund – IRAF, a multi partner trust fund for climate and disaster resilient infrastructure
  • Building Resilient Infrastructure for Future – a Presidency programme session, deliberating on the upcoming Biennial Report on Infrastructure Resilience
  • IRIS Call for Proposals for Accelerated Action on Resilience of Infrastructure in SIDS

What to expect at
Building on the key outcomes of CDRI’s engagement at COP26 in Glasgow, at COP27 CDRI envisions to strengthen the case for integrating resilience in infrastructure sectors through policy shift, scalable solutions, capacity development, risk informed financing, and joint action.
What we did at
CDRI’s participation at COP26 was essential to position resilience of infrastructure as instrumental in achieving climate mitigation and adaptation goals. COP26 provided a platform to CDRI to showcase its activities and sustained commitment to build momentum for resilient infrastructure development to an international audience.


Role of Development Financing Institutions (DFIs) and International Organizations (IOs) in accelerating, aligning and scaling-up the finance for resilience of infrastructure

  Nov 9, 2022
  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EET
  India Pavilion
Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), Proposed – Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI), Proposed – InsuResilience Global Partnership (IGP).

From Risk to Resilience: The Path towards Achieving Disaster and Climate Resilient Infrastructure

  Nov 11, 2022
  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EET
  Resilience Hub
CDRI’s Global Infrastructure Risk Model and Resilience Index (GIRI) will be showcased in the Technical Session.

Investing Today in Adaptation & Resilience: Building Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s Climate Shocks

  Nov 12, 2022
  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EET
  EU Pavilion
The session will focus on the urgent need to accelerate investments in resilient infrastructure and adaptation, build the capacity of governments and promote bankable models to scale up climate adaptation and resilience globally.

Building Resilient Infrastructure for the Future

  Nov 12, 2022
  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EET
  Egypt Pavilion
The session is aimed at gathering insights on strengthening infrastructure resilience to ensure that today’s investments meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Pathways to Climate and Disaster Resilient Energy Transition

  Nov 15, 2022
  11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EET
  Science for Climate Action Pavilion
This session will be a dialogue with key stakeholders on the need for a multi-perspective and holistic approach to the climate and disaster resilience of energy infrastructure.

Accelerating Financing for Climate Adaptation in the Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

  Nov 16, 2022
  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EET
  LLA Pavilion
The session will feature discussions on climate adaptation development and financing issues in small and vulnerable countries and identify the key issues for an action-oriented work plan to address these challenges

Accelerating Resilient Infrastructure in SIDS - IRIS Call for Proposals

  Nov 17, 2022
  9:00 AM - 9:45 AM EET
  UNFCCC Pavilion
The session will focus on the key takeaways that emerged from the consultations and reflect on the resilient infrastructure priorities for the SIDS and the key enabling factors that will facilitate the implementation of the IRIS programmes and roll out of projects.

Call for Action Towards Resilient Coastal Infrastructure!

  Nov 17, 2022
  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EET
  Australia Pavilion
The objective of the session is to facilitate a dialogue with a focus to strengthen disaster risk governance around the critical infrastructure sector in the coastal regions and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).