DFID’s Economic Development Strategy (2017) recognises climate change as ‘the biggest global threat to sustained economic development’. Climate resilient infrastructure can accommodate the shocks and stresses posed by extreme weather events and climate change, while supporting economies and communities (particularly the poor and vulnerable) to survive, adapt and thrive in the face of these challenges. DFID can play a transformative role in supporting government and private investors to invest in climate resilient infrastructure. ICED’s work includes advice on embedding climate resilience within programme design, risk management, UK industry best practice and the economics of climate resilience.
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