UNFCCC SB48 Side Event – Climate Risk Management for Infrastructure Investment

What are challenges and potentials of mainstreaming climate risk management into infrastructure investment planning? How can the mainstreaming of climate risk management into infrastructure planning serve NAP implementation? How can the use and provision of Climate Information and Services serve national adaptation planning and what are the associated challenges?

On Wednesday 2nd of May 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. these questions will be adressed in an event titled “Climate Risk Management for Infrastructure – Building Adaptive Capacity and Furthering NAP Implementation” organised by the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), Engineers Canada and the Deutsche Gesellschaft of Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment (MMA) Brazil and the Ministry of the Environment and Energy (MINAE) Costa Rica, as well as the German Meteorological Service (DWD).

The objective of the event is to share and discuss the experiences of Brazil and Costa Rica in strengthening infrastructure resilience in the context of their national adaptation planning and to examine the challenges and opportunities of mainstreaming climate risk management into infrastructure planning. One key challenge discussed is that of enhancing the provision of, access to and use of the necessary Climate Information and Services in this context.

The port of Itajaí (Brazil) and the Guardia Bridge (Costa Rica) are presented as case studies of the application of the Protocol for the climate vulnerability assessment of infrastructure, developed by Engineers Canada. They serve as practical example for climate risk assessments as essential element of climate risk management.

Details

  •  Date: 2 May 2018
  • Time: 11:30 – 14:00 (including light lunch)
  • Place: GIZ HQs, Room “Saal Donau” (Ground Floor), Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 36, Bonn (Mäanderbau Building)

Contact: No registration or SBSTA accreditation required. To facilitate logistics, please kindly contact Katharina Lotzen (katharina.lotzen@giz.de) or Darrel Danyluk (mrdjd48@gmail.com) if you are interested in attending.

Speakers:

Andrea Meza, Costa Rica – Ministry of the Environment and Energy (MINAE), Director of the Department of Climate Change

José Miguez (TBC), Brazil – Ministry of the Environment (MMA), Director of the Department for Climate Change Policy

David Lapp (FEC, P.Eng. IRP), Engineers Canada, Practice Lead, Globalization and Sustainable Development

Darrel Danyluk (P.Eng. FCAE, FEIC, FCSCE, FEC), Chair of the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) and the WFEO Committee on Engineering and the Environment

Stefan Rösner, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), Head of the Division for „Regional Climate Monitoring“

Benjamin Hodick, GIZ, Head of Project „Climate Services for Infrastructure Investments (CSI)“