COP28 Presidency is aiming to bring the world together at a critical moment for global transformative climate action. As the compounding and cascading impacts of climate change are growing, so is the intensity of the race towards transformative climate action. In an interconnected world, systemic risks are emerging as one of the most significant challenges. Therefore, a systemic approach to transitions that considers future potential risks and responses could accelerate in developing more disaster and climate resilient pathways. Transitions, however, have to take into account the socio-economic impacts on people and communities, as it is the most expensive in the poorest of communities and countries. Access to climate finance, capacity building, transfer of climate-relevant technology from developed to developing economies could further ease out the transition process.
The Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) supports the COP28 Presidency in its efforts of uniting the world for a collective global transformative action to achieve the climate goals.
Taking forward this agenda, CDRI is leading five sessions and partnering in eleven sessions; and for the third year in a row, CDRI is co-leading the infrastructure, energy and mobility pillar of the Resilience Hub. The key themes that CDRI’s sessions and engagements will be focussed on are data, capacity strengthening and innovation, knowledge sharing, finance, energy, infrastructure governance and transport.
Taking forward this agenda, at COP28, CDRI will:
Demonstrate CDRI’s commitment towards delivering decision-making data as a public good.
Advocate for improving infrastructure governance through risk informed policies, planning and design, intra-government coordination, upgraded regulatory frameworks, and integration of localized solutions.
Foster opportunities for partnerships, capacity building, knowledge generation and exchange with a diverse set of collaborators